Movies like Slacker

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Slacker (1990)
 7.1
 21K
Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, feel good, offbeat, realistic, experimental, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: philosophy, writers, hitchhiker, ufo, burglar, moon, dream, anarchist, cafe, atomic bomb, telescope, tent, sunglasses, twenty something, hit and run, college, youth, misfit, self discovery, bohemian life, society, human nature, lifestyle, campus, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, london, barcelona, houston texas, dallas texas, austin texas ...

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Most similar movies to Slacker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, loneliness, life philosophy, relationships and drinking alcohol mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Slacker: SubUrbia (1996), Night on Earth (1991), Fast Food Nation (2006), Dazed and Confused (1993), Kicking and Screaming (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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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, cynical, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, hanging, society, lifestyle, buddies, partners, youth, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 58K
Night on Earth (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: intellectual, talky, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, nightlife, passenger, culture clash, priest, confession, heart attack, friendship, agent, drinking problem, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: rome italy, los angeles, paris france, finland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, talky, stylized, clever ...
Plot: butcher, fast food restaurant, public health, junk food, illegal immigration, hamburger, factory worker, realism, boss and employee, americana, fighting the system, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, colorado, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming-of-age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, adolescence, coming of age, marijuana, stoners, high school, friendship, graduation, teacher, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, buddies, lifestyle, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol, drinking, student, father son relationship, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 35K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: intellectual, sentimental, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, writers, christmas, abortion, family relations, smoking, redemption, dark humor, friends, owner, social problems, age difference ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 11K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, romance, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: poet, family relations, politics, money, fame, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, eccentric family, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 16K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drinking, drinking alcohol, bar, alcohol, ice cream truck, small town, unemployment, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 1K
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, fall in love, romance, hidden identity, starting over, mysterious character, power relations, small town life, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 577
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, family relations, friendship, theatre director, crimes, human nature, small town life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, lifestyle, youth, self discovery, teenage life, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 187K
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, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, weirdo, thief, mentally unstable, filmmaking, swamp, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, friendship between men, rivalry, male friendship, sport, social relations, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1980, 70s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 2K
Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, pregnancy, on the road, hostage, orphan, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, eccentric family, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 79K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, swinger, party, hollywood, starting over, friendship, friends, clubbing, buddies, machismo, comedian, self esteem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 18K
Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, witty, philosophical ...
Plot: manners, farce, fish out of water, human nature, philosophy, fall in love, culture clash, hypocrisy, society, odd couple, misfit, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 23K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, in-laws, painting, jealousy, culture clash, eccentric family, love and romance, meet the parents, family problems, newlyweds, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: weed, family relations, fish out of water, medical student, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, disorder, wilderness, hippie, medical school, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, northern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 63K
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: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, professor, writers, adultery, dog, college, alienation, university, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 73K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, heist, thief, crime, crimes, disorder, self discovery, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 44K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, party, family relations, hit by a car, fishing, family in crisis, adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Art School Confidential (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, clever, biting ...
Plot: painting, serial killer, art school, murder, artist, investigation, dark humor, ambition, lifestyle, crimes, fan, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 345K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, stepsister stepsister relationship, childhood, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, divorce, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, youth, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%