Movies like Dinner Rush

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Dinner Rush (2000)
 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the balcony rival bookmaker gangsters from Queens who want to become partners in the restaurant; in the corner renowned food critic 'the food nymph' is her usual demanding self; and at the bar, seemingly unnoticed, is Ken. As the evening continues enter Duncan, inveterate gambler and sous-chef on-the-line in the frenetic kitchen downstairs, who acts as the catalyst that causes the evening to draw to its inevitable, explosive, deadly conclusion.
Style: tense, atmospheric, witty, enigmatic, twist ending, stylized, realistic, humorous, clever, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, food, revenge, mafia, hitman, murder, organized crime, crime gone awry, complex characters, graphic violence, family relations, lifestyle, siblings relations, workplace, comedy of errors, workplace situations, cooking, father son relationship, cooking and food, male female relationship, gambling, one day, catastrophe, twists and turns, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, realistic, melancholic and interesting films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, gangsters, crime gone awry, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Dinner Rush: Big Night (1996), Prizzi's Honor (1985), The Funeral (1996), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Little Odessa (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: witty, melancholic, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: food, immigrants, cooking, chef, business, character study, self discovery, human nature, brother brother relationship, italian restaurant, wine, art ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
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 6.7
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Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: neo noir, suspense, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, betrayal, hitman, mafia, killer, dark humor, crimes, romance, corruption, dysfunctional family, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, brooklyn new york city, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: neo noir, light, talky, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: crimes, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, murder, labor union, flashback, corpse, great depression, strike, revenge, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: neo noir, clever, humorous, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mafia, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, organized crime, friendship, sarcasm, moral ambiguity, robbery, catastrophe, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: dark, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, russian mafia, winter, hitman, snow, assassin, immigrants, twists and turns, jewish, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, crimes, twists and turns, redemption, debt, investigation, loser, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gangsters, gambling, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
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Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: philosophical, suspense, unusual plot structure, talky, psychological ...
Plot: professor, murder, philosophy, russian roulette, plot twist, depression, college, teachers and students, loneliness, unlikely friendships, character study, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, england
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26%
 7.1
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The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: suspense, clever, intense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, crimes, gangsters, college, character study, debt, gambling debt, bookies, gambling addiction, hopes, poker, gambling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, las vegas, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.3
 17K
Atlantic City (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lou, a small time gangster who thinks he used to be something big, meets and falls for a sexy casino employee named Sally. She needs his help realizing her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a symbol of the glamorous life that she has been looking for ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, sexy, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: gangsters, drugs, gambling, casino, murder, older man younger woman relationship, crimes, redemption, bittersweet, voyeurism, cocaine, poker game ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, las vegas, california, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, road movie, witty, realistic, art house ...
Plot: father son relationship, transformation, brother brother relationship, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, missing person, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, on the road, romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, maryland, florida, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, obsession, assassination, femme fatale, redemption, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, visceral, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
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Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, character study, life philosophy, friends, street gang, exotic dancer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cerebral, art house, tense, cynical ...
Plot: strip club, gangsters, gambling, nightclub, mafia, crimes, gambling debt, female nudity, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: art house, clever, humorous, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: amnesia, crimes, redemption, distopia, mission from god, greed, poetry, sexual abuse, twists and turns, melancholy, gangsters, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: neo noir, road movie, thought provoking, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: con artists, counterfeit money, home invasion, trailer home, death of grandmother, drifter, grandmother grandson relationship, funeral, female bartender, single mother, mentor protege relationship, widower ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, new orleans, usa
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People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: enigmatic, intense, stylized, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, murder mystery, witnessing a crime, intrigue, society, crimes, political corruption, showbiz, hotel, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An uninterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, cerebral, stylized, clever ...
Plot: theater, life philosophy, loneliness, relationships, character study, performance, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, art, existentialism, writers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, new jersey, russia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 2K
Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: stylized, melancholic, artsy, witty, humorous ...
Plot: farce, existentialism, art, life philosophy, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, theater, writer's life, sex scene, transvestism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: realistic, touching, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, artsy ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, food, workplace, self discovery, bittersweet, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), depression, dysfunctional family, honest, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
What Happened Was... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night.
Style: talky, psychological, sexy, witty, art house ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, self discovery, obsession, bdsm, loneliness, dark humor, wine, gangsters, homeless, dysfunctional family, voyeurism, secrets ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Love Serenade (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ken Sherry, a radio personality from Brisbane, moves to the small country town of Sun Ray to take over the local radio station as a retreat from city life and his past.He moves next door to love-starved sisters Vicki-Ann and Dimity Hurley. They are ...
Style: talky, satirical, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radio dj, loneliness, eccentricity, transformation, romance, disorder, small town life, love triangle, womanizer, small town, sister sister relationship, food ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 51K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, clever, gloomy, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, redemption, prostitute, casino, crimes, secret, father figure, motel, mentor protege relationship, dark past, kindness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, las vegas, nevada, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 4K
Harvard Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to ...
Style: sexy, light, intense, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, gangsters, basketball, drug abuse, college, college life, mentor, crime gone awry, addiction, twists and turns, love triangle, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.3
 11K
Metropolitan (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intellectual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, christmas, friendship, philosophy, fashion, eccentricity, claustrophobia, campus, preparatory school, great dialogue, high society, melancholy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: talky, clever, sexy, visually appealing, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, murder, corruption, wedding, romance, gangsters, love triangle, fight, disaster, twists and turns, stripper, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 19K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: funny, humorous, witty, realistic, talky ...
Plot: crimes, friendship, organized crime, gangsters, dark humor, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Opportunists (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: talky, suspense, clever, road movie, feel good ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, gangsters, crimes, crime gone awry, character study, irish, auto mechanic, caper, dysfunctional family, wine, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ireland, new york, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters, starting over, prison, estrangement, family relations, going straight, prisoner, hopes, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, alaska, washington state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Drinking Buddies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, melancholic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: group of friends, relationships, romance, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adaptation, beer, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, weekend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 23K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, dark, neo noir, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hip hop, organized crime, gang, ghetto, murder, investigation, violence, brutality, mentor, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, brooklyn new york city, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%