Movies like Deadline 2016

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Deadline (2016)
 8.5
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Deadline
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trent Butler, a listless 20 something, accidentally kills himself after a breakup. He negotiates with Death to get a 2 week extension to accomplish something with his life.
Style: dark
Plot: filmmaking, breakup, suicide, death
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Comedy
USA
100 min.
 8.3
The Loved One
Comedy
USA
122 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about death, suicide, filmmaking, couples, storytelling, love and romance and brutality mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Deadline: The New Age (1994), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Spinnin' (2007), Suicide Notes (2013), Drift (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The New Age
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: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   100%
 
Last Tango in Paris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: sex, love, hotel, obsession, self discovery, male nudity, suicide, pornography, strong sexual content, relationships, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   73%
    User:   82%
 
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 153
Spinnin'
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Garate and Omar are young, gay and in love, and want to have a child. After failed attempts with their female pals, they befriend Raquel, a pregnant woman whose partner has died of aids. Sound conventional? Spinnin' is anything but.
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, pregnancy, gender, romance, couples, love affair, parents and children, custody, optimism, friends, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: madrid, spain
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    User:   78%
 
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Suicide Notes
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Down on his luck playwright, Julian Parker, has written a play in which the lead character commits suicide in the final scene. The only way he can get it produced is when a money hungry producer named Marla French offers to produce the play for a ...
Style: dark
Plot: gay, popularity, cocaine, nasa, cat, moon, search, casino, maid, lesbian, drugs, bare breasts ...
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System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
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Drift
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Man in relationship connects with another man and tries to make love-triangle work. (Canadian)
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
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    User:   51%
 
My Life's in Turnaround
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
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The Loved One
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee ...
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, hollywood, fall in love, family life, actor's life, love triangle, pets, funeral home, twins, siblings relations, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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    User:   49%
 
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Mistress
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: semi serious, talky, humorous, biting, realistic ...
Plot: media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, writer's life, money, screenwriter, mistress, writing, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Play It As It Lays
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: mental institution, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians, actress, mental illness, downfall, infidelity, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An original piece of Asian erotica comparable to the Euro softcore classics, Story of O, Emanuelle, and The Fruit is Ripe. Based on a Cantonese opera, this lavish production from the Shaw Brothers tells the story of 15 year old Pao-Yu and his ...
Plot: monk, sexual abuse, garden, urination, dream, maid, hypocrisy, premarital sex, dildo, gay, fight, punishment ...
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
Laughter and Punishment
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: French director Isabelle Doval directs her husband, popular comedic actor José Garcia, in the comedy Rire et Chatiment (Laughter and Punishment). Vincent (Garcia) is a popular physician whose aggressive need to be funny and get people's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: supernatural ability, couples, romance, crime and punishment, man child, drum, language learning, acupuncture, woman slaps man, bad dream, manipulative behavior, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
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Testosterone
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him and his editor, Louise, is hounding him. Instead of ...
Style: serious, dark humor, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, transsexual, violence spree, breakup, life turned upside down, estrangement, brother sister relationship, suicide, obsession, couples, writer's life, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, malibu california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
The Confessional
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel (16), unmarried and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, male nudity, secrets, brutality, family relations, storytelling, clergy, adoption, brothers, classic car, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1989
Place: canada
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    User:   34%
 
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Pauly Shore Is Dead
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, store, filmmaking, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
The Skeleton Twins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, estrangement, twins, drugs/alcohol, relationships, depression, suicide, introspection, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Seven Psychopaths
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, talky, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, gory, gangsters, kidnapping, gangster, dog, gunfight, violence, storytelling, serial killer, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1963, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
Boy Meets Girl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, stylized, avant garde
Plot: losing-it hero, destructive relationship, romance, twentysomething life, urban, fall in love, love and romance, couples, impossible love, love affair, city life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
The First Wives Club
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vengeance, divorce, farce, revenge, friendship, battle of the sexes, women, lesbian, suicide, feminism, unlikely friendships, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1960s, year 1969
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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Watching the Detectives
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Neil, a self proclaimed film geek and owner of Gumshoe video, has always been content to live vicariously through his favorite films noir. But when he meets Violet, a real-life femme fatale, his mundane world gets turned upside down and the line ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, prank, romance, filmmaking, love and romance, couples, waiter, swimming pool, cowboy hat, binoculars, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
The Last Shot
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, island, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, special agents, male nudity, artists and showbiz, crime, crimes, mentor, dreams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa, houston texas
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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Storytelling
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sex, depression, teenage life, strong sexual content, storytelling, rape, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), loneliness, censorship, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
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Dean
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A freelance illustrator in New York suffers a quarter-life crisis and leaves his home for the west coast.
Plot: hare krishna, cartoonist, wedding reception, loss of mother, best man, realtor, sadness, volleyball, breakup, death of mother, grief, death of wife ...
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System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
Swimming with Sharks
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: clever, cynical, surprise ending, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: hollywood, vengeance, obsession, revenge, torture, obnoxious boss, workplace, manipulation, corruption, dialogue, showbiz, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
Moon Over Parador
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: adventure, politics, farce, head of state, strong sexual content, romance, switching roles, mistaken identity, dishonesty, president, love and romance, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, argentina, paraguay, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
This Is Not a Film
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New Yorker Michael Connor attempts to find the woman who left him by making a film about her, hoping that someone (maybe you?) will recognize his ex and convince her to get back together with him. To help the viewer understand who he is and why his ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, romance, urban, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, breakup, couples, actress, talking to the camera, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 6.3
 2K
Little Lili
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sexual
Plot: fall in love, actor's life, romance, writer's life, obsession, couple relations, love triangle, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, gloomy, art house, melancholic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, marriage, suicide attempt, memory, infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, philosophy, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
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Hurlyburly
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, clever, psychological, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, hollywood, sarcasm, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, friendship, dialogue driven, destiny, dialogue, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 

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Othello
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, dramatic, interesting ...
Plot: betrayal, shakespeare, murder, vengeance, racism, tragedy, revenge, friends, manipulation, friendship, adaptation, interracial romance ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: europe, venice, italy, england, mediterranean sea
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
Maps to the Stars
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, obsession, incest, mental illness, drinking, psychology, drugs, male nudity, drug addiction, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
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