Movies like The Video Man

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The Video Man (2018)
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The Video Man (2018)
Original name: Videomannen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A VHS collector with a drinking problem finds a valuable movie that could save his terrible economical situation. The film disappears. He suspects it is stolen and starts a hunt after a perpetrator.
Style: cult film
Plot: nostalgia, vcr, video cassette, loneliness, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, collector, nerd, outsider, hung over, basement, boredom, collection, videotaping, drinking alcohol, drinking, vomiting, video
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cult film films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, loneliness, alcohol abuse, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) and dark humor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Video Man: Screwed in Tallinn (1999), Kiss Me in the Rain (1999), Trees Lounge (1996), Mythopathy (2016), The Match Factory Girl (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Screwed in Tallinn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Percy Nilegaard collects Swedish single men and embarks on a bus trip to Tallinn with a so-called "highly-experienced driver".
Plot: loneliness, liquor, love, awkwardness, swedish, prostitution, unrequited love, melancholy, white trash, weirdo, alcohol abuse, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
And in the Morning They Woke Up (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: And in The Morning They Woke Up
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological
Plot: surrealism, hung over, alcoholic, flashback sequence, wedding night, alcohol abuse, multiple storylines, satire, vodka, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Kiss Me in the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Middle-aged Maire's husband spends most of his time abroad on business. Alone in their large house, Maire fills her empty life by absorbing other people's tragedies from tabloid newspapers. Obsessed by the story about a young single mother ...
Plot: revenge, drinking, husband wife relationship, mental illness, hallucination, mental instability, watermelon, marital problem, police, guilt, young widow, media ...
Place: japan
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91%
 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 ⇓
88%
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Mythopathy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is a movie following the coming-of-age for a boy; the story begins in the mid-60s, continues all through the 70s, and finishes in 1981. He is a creative young man facing the troubles of the first pangs of love and we observe the way he tries to ...
Plot: politics, nostalgia, posing nude, coup, peeping, photographer, coming of age
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, murder, pregnancy, vengeance, parent child relationship, factory, unwanted pregnancy, young woman, mother daughter relationship, poison, visceral ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 12K
Law of Desire (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, passion, family relations, obsession, love and romance, romance, gender, parents and children, memory loss, movie business, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
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Spirit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Raghunandan (Mohanlal) is a TV show host and a budding novelist. He is a loner and a compulsive alcoholic, the latter of which resulted in his divorce from Meera (Kaniha). Despite this Meera and her husband Alexy (Shankar Ramakrishnan) are his best ...
Plot: alcoholic, writers, hidden camera, tragic event, police station, alcohol abuse, interviewer, divorce, tv show, ex husband ex wife relationship, interview, television show ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.7
 117K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, psychological, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: screenwriter, dark humor, neighbor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, backstage, stranger, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.6
 673K
Parasite (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: wealthy family, scheme, class differences, basement, unemployment, poor family, housekeeper, rich snob, home invasion, unemployed, working class, tutor ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Bump in the Night (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Martha "Red" Tierney used to be a hot-shot reporter, but that was before alcohol took over her life. One morning Martha's son Jonathan leaves for school, stopping first to meet his father for breakfast. But Jonathan never meets his ...
Plot: pedophile, kidnapping, alcohol abuse, child abuse, female director, child pornography, child in peril, alcoholic
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 114K
Another Round (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Style: unusual plot structure, semi serious, ironic, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: experiment, friendship, teacher, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking, binge drinking, drunkenness, group of friends, experiment gone awry, teacher student relationship, alcohol ...
Time: year 2013, year 2011
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: alcohol abuse, love and romance, lifestyle, showbiz, troublemaker, artists and showbiz, aging, actor's life, drinking alcohol, drinking, actor, drunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Monkey in Winter (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: couples, alcohol abuse, friendship, buddies, partners, small town life, alcoholic, post war, drinking alcohol, drinking, world war two, marines ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
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Heartaches (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young wife becomes pregnant, but the child's father is not her husband. Afraid to tell him, she leaves home, and meets an outgoing, free-spirited woman on a bus. Although the two are polar opposites, the wife moves in with the young woman, ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: abortion, family relations, alcohol abuse, infidelity, pregnancy, friendship, factory, couples, friends, buddies, partners, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 4K
Hiding Out (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, undercover, stock broker, high school life, witness protection, school, murder, gangsters, teenage life, college, working undercover, switching roles ...
Time: 80s
Place: delaware, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 107
Skip Tracer (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A repo man skips town after his life is threatened.
Style: cult film
Plot: money, collector, loan, death threat
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 2K
Darlings! (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A peaceful family-life is suddenly disturbed when the children enter puberty. The children take over the house and disrupt the lives of their parents.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, witty, psychotronic
Plot: prank, coming of age, military base, family relations, chaos, youth, family, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ginger and Fred (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act, imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, on a TV variety show.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, dancer's life, performer's life, bittersweet, couple relations, fall in love, tv show, lovers reunited, showbiz, couples, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 3K
Bianca (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, bleak, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychoanalysis, investigation, mental illness, cult, crimes, split personality, deadly, police investigation, misfit, dark humor, mathematics ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 2K
Taxi Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare, so Ivan tracks him down and a ...
Style: psychological, stylized, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, taxi, taxi driver, society, musician's life, artists and showbiz, musical tour, friends, low lives, social misfits, misfit, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 159K
The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, danger, buddies, designer, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Love That is Wrong (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Amy (Daisy Wong) and Ann (Ellen Chan) are a lesbian couple but their relationship gets disrupted when Amy falls in love with her male office colleague named Wang (Michael Tao). As Amy spends more and more time with Wang Ann feels that she has lost ...
Plot: peeping tom, neighbor, death wish, drowning, swimming pool, dating, diary, lesbian kiss, office worker, suicide attempt, ring, kissing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, asthma, artists and showbiz, gender, buddies, family life, siblings relations, human nature, family relations, female director, quiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Miss Tacuarembo (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Miss Tacuarembó is a unique mixture of drama, comedy, musical with touches of parody and nostalgia which for its beautiful narration will attract many open-minded viewers not only in Latin American world. The story of Natalia, the main hero, and ...
Plot: nostalgia, female protagonist, amusement park, actress playing dual role, mother son relationship
Time: 80s
Place: uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 12K
Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the ...
Style: offbeat, psychological, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: island, gangsters, betrayal, hostage, on the run, castle, isolation, dark humor, hostages, babies and infants, crime, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Out Cold (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about an angry married couple, a private investigator, and a walk-in freezer.
Style: humorous, clever, suspenseful, rough, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, frame up, private detective, crimes, cons and scams, store, disorder, couples, dark humor, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Clink of Ice (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: dark humor, alcohol abuse, terminal illness, self discovery, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, cancer, loneliness, life, absurd humor, maid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mama is boos! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Gisberts couple at the end of the film Schatjes! with their car in a large hole in the highway driving, which is then surfaced, the film begins with the father's wake, which appears to have dreamed all this. Although the children are sent ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: family relations, profanity, farce, couples, parents separation, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, rivalry, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 10K
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, woman in danger, mentally unstable, captivity, hostage, confined, dangerous attraction, danger, missing person ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%