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Surviving the 70's (2015)
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Surviving the 70's (2015)
Original name: Mecánica popular
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After devoting his life to publish philosophy, history and psychoanalysis, the editor Mario Zavadikner, discontented with the social and intellectual reality, decides to shoot himself at the office of his publishing house. An unexpected presence stops his attempt: Silvia Beltran, aspiring writer who threatens to commit suicide if Zavadikner refuses to publish her novel.
Plot: suicidal, writers, female writer, threat, novel, suicidal thoughts, suicide threat

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, psychological and realistic films with plots about writers, friendship, suicide attempt, husband wife relationship, swimming pool, love and romance and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Surviving the 70's: Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996), Dry Martina (2018), A Night with Sabrina Love (2000), This is Not a Love Story (2002), Let Them All Talk (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the past
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: job seeking, urban, city life, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, homosexual, police brutality, attempted rape, motel, dictatorship, blind girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
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95%
 5.8
 879
Dry Martina (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martina was a famous singer in Argentina during the late 90s, who's become completely frigid and disenchanted with love. The arrival of a so-called sister, alongside her attractive boyfriend, compel Martina to go to Chile with one objective in ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating
Plot: sexual attraction, female singer, sexual desire, female protagonist, deep cleavage, lifestyle, relationships, sexual relations, middle aged woman, male female relationship, musician, musician's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Night with Sabrina Love (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France, Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Curuguazu, located in the Argentinian countryside, seventeen year-old Daniel Montero has been raised by his grandmother for three years since the death of his parents in a car accident. Daniel has a boring life, working in a poultry processing ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: lifestyle, self discovery, forbidden love, starlet, youth, love and romance, sexual relations, sexual initiation, porn industry, loss of virginity, porn actress, porn star ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
This is Not a Love Story (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In an inner city loft Belinda(Smuts-Kennedy) lives her dream of being a writer. Across the street is Suzanne (Rutter), a painter who has the success Belinda craves. Suzanne lives with Tony (Lovatt), an actor frustrated by his dead-end role in a ...
Plot: writers, love triangle, struggling actor, desire, painter, insecurity, creativity, sex, actor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Let Them All Talk (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.
Style: artsy, semi serious, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: writers, female friendship, cruise, aunt, nephew, literary agent, ocean liner, friendship, warner bros, justice, writer's life, secret ...
Place: cleveland ohio, seattle, dallas texas, wales, new york ...
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66%
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Little Noises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A struggling writer steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.
Plot: friendship, poetry, mute, plagiarism, writers, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Distinguished Citizen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting ...
Plot: painting, book, literature, writers, hunting, fame, storytelling, bitterness, affection, award, bittersweet, memories ...
Place: argentina, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Lovely by Surprise (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lovely by Surprise follows the journey of novelist Marian Walker as she attempts to finish her first novel. Facing the age-old problem of writer’s block, Marian seeks advice from a mentor and ex-lover. His seemingly innocent advice to kill the ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: writers, creative block, relationships, crisis, travel, swimming pool, hot dog, car salesman, father daughter relationship
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Black Bear (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric
Plot: writer's block, triangle, filmmaking, lake house, jealousy, forest, cabin in the woods, threat, husband wife relationship, creative block, delusion, creativity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 527
Vincent (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vincent is a 17-year old ecologist who drives his family crazy with his attempts to reduce their carbon footprint. Vincent‘s giddy French aunt Nikki takes him on a trip to France, convinced that the boy‘s obsession is related to his suffocating ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, suicidal, social satire, journey, husband wife relationship, teenager, dysfunctional family, save the day, teenage protagonist, eiffel tower paris, reckless driving, gasoline ...
Place: france, paris france
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51%
The Weasel's Tale (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A group of old actors and filmmakers tries to resist the efforts of a young couple to kick them out of their mansion.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, semi serious
Plot: husband wife relationship, friendship between men, rivalry, society, family relations, actress, dishonesty, writers, youth, escapades, friendship
Time: contemporary
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51%
 7.5
 4K
Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, lyrical ...
Plot: friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, parents and children, misfit, family problems, elementary school, unfulfillment, loneliness, little boy, family relations, secret life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
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Emerald City (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy of life's temptations - lust, greed and power. The city in question is Sydney and the colour green signifies greed and envy in David Williamsons amusing satire on its film and publishing industries. The story centers around the Rogers ...
Plot: man wearing towel, filmmaking, screenwriter, male underwear, boxer shorts, writers, man wrapped in a towel
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 26
CXL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: This poignant and darkly comedic debut feature from Sean Gillane focuses on Nolan, an aspiring writer who feels stuck. He is frustrated with his career, his relationships, the world and ultimately with himself. Unable to keep from displaying his ...
Plot: writers, magic realism, book, boy meets girl, career, obsession, ego, bookstore, imagination
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 9
Split Gas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jack, an easygoing grad student, posts on a campus bulletin board: 'Driving to San Francisco for Spring Break. Anyone Want a Ride? Split Gas.' The ad is answered by Oliver, a suicidal freshman, who secretly just wants a ride to the cliffs ...
Plot: hitchhiker, awkwardness, motel, drinking alcohol, diner, drinking, male bonding, college student, road trip, male friendship, writers, porter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
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Little Boxes (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new-in-town biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act 'more black,' he fumbles to meet expectations, while his urban intellectual parents Mack and ...
Plot: interracial family, professor, interracial couple, female photographer, birthday, pool party, writers, bookstore, riding a bicycle, photographer, breaking a window
Place: new york, washington state
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46%
Arthur & Claire (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The chance meeting of two people at the darkest moments of their lives leads to a bright new beginning : Arthur (around 50) and Claire (around 30) pull each other from the abyss – by trying to save the other they see the worth of their own life.
Plot: terminal illness, hotel room, restaurant, rental car, bus station, suicidal thoughts, dead daughter, change of heart, estranged son
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: William has failed to kill himself so many times that he outsources his suicide to aging assassin Leslie. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back), William suddenly discovers reasons to live... However Leslie ...
Style: ironic, light, feel good, absurd, cynical
Plot: death wish, suicide attempt, hitman, assassin, suicidal, criminal, chase, kidnapping, writers, saving a life, murder, boy ...
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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 ⇓
44%
 5.7
 77
The Agent (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's all in a day's work for high-flying literary agent Alexander; manuscripts to read, deals to be done, celebrity clients to be taken out to lunch, but first there is an author to deal with whose latest book the agent thinks is, frankly, ...
Plot: literary agent, blackmail, female director, writers, publishing
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stand Up and Be Counted (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sheila is a newspaper reporter who returns to her home town in order to write an article about the progress of the liberation of the women. Arriving at the town she is very surprised to see that her sister and also her mother agree very much with ...
Plot: newspaper, equality, research, fashion, feminism, husband wife relationship, magazine, writers, women's liberation
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41%
 5.6
 354
Fallen Stars (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A poignant drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper, a melancholy bartender, who at thirty-six still isn't sure what he wants to do with his life, and Daisy, an extremely bright but socially awkward girl in ...
Style: motivational, lyrical, artsy, atmospheric, mysterious
Plot: alone, bartender, writers, friendship, introspection, changing lives, love and romance, regret, forgiveness, fall in love, old friend, substitute teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 2K
Patients (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a serious sport accident in a swimming pool, Ben, now an incomplete quadriplegic, arrives in a rehabilitation center. He meets with other handicapped persons (tetraplegics, paraplegics, traumatized crania), all victims of accidents, as well as ...
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, humorous
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, disabled person, re-education, autobiography, suicide attempt, doctor, rehabilitation center, hospital, swimming pool, paraplegic, death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Thousand Fools (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fifteen stories, contemporary and some historical, where humorous, sarcasm and courage passed bills to pain, old age, death and love, but above all with human stupidity, without concessions, watching her face the difficult life balance and human ...
Plot: suicide, parent child relationship, prince, court, writers, indifference, student, school, suicide attempt, fatal accident, transvestite, professor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver’s Ridge—the epitome of wholesomeness and strong family values. Their orderly life is interrupted by the homecoming of Cassie Cranston ...
Style: captivating, psychological, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: sex party, orgy, swinger, small town, bdsm, lingerie, sexually liberated, writers, revenge, promiscuous woman, swingers, group sex ...
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38%
Chronically Metropolitan (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cynical and clever coming of age film about first time novelist Fenton Dillane, who, unannounced returns to New York City to confront his family, his ex- girlfriend and a few lingering childhood fears.
Plot: car accident, bare breasts, male nudity, male objectification, topless woman, clothed male naked female, awkward situation, exhibitionist, father son relationship, cmnf, family relations, writers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a hapless mobster, a 6 foot transvestite and a lovesick housewife, ...
Style: road movie, psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: desert, supportive spouse, looking for love, on the road, dark humor, criminal heroes, crimes, writer's life, hollywood, writers, kidnapping, transvestism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Word (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A retired businesswoman – who tries to control everything around her – decides to write her own obituary. A young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, and the result is a life-altering friendship.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, humorous, thought provoking
Plot: female writer, advertising executive, radio dj, obituary, friendship, restaurant, mother daughter relationship, advertising agency, road trip, vandalism, suicide attempt, self discovery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Near Death Experience (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Follows a man wandering in the wilderness.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat
Plot: losing-it hero, self discovery, human nature, monologue, suicide thoughts, suicidal thoughts, cyclist, death, unfulfillment, mountain, thunderstorm, garbage can ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.
Style: absurd
Plot: office, elevator, secretary, book, trapped in an elevator, manuscript, absurdism, absurd humor, painting, motorcycle, bureaucrat, publisher ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, ussr, soviet union, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%