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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
 7.6
 207K
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test.
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, sincere, biting, realistic, semi serious, clever, satirical ...
Plot: lobbyist, marketing, advertising, morality, reporter, lie, tobacco, capitalism, lung cancer, journalism, society, social satire, cigarette smoking, politics, business, boss, politician, health, father son relationship, addiction, research, family relations, journalist, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, washington d.c., vermont, north carolina, u.s. capitol building, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, humorous and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, pornography, mentor, culture clash, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Thank You for Smoking: The Savages (2007), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Miss Sloane (2016), Bob Roberts (1992), Swing Vote (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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100%
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 54K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: clever, tense, suspenseful, suspense, absurd ...
Plot: female protagonist, lobbyist, career woman, strong female character, determination, brainwashing, prison, lawyer, investigation, empowerment, courtroom, legislation ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: republican, politics, assassination attempt, political satire, political campaign, election campaign, conservative, senator, journalism, ambition, society, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.1
 17K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, father daughter relationship, media, campaign, political campaign, u.s. president, single father ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mcdonald's restaurant, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, realistic, thought provoking, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, americana, rise to the top, state affairs, liberal, republican, democrat, u.s. senator, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, friends, mind game, battle of the sexes, betrayal, prejudice, cruelty, sexism, manipulation, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 303K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, sexy, humorous, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, loneliness, on the road, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.2
 95K
The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, colourful, scenic ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, drunkenness, lifestyle, cockfight, adaptation, carnival, protest, rum, fire breathing, journalist, alcohol ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960, 1950s
Place: puerto rico, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, suburban life, love and romance, couple relations, starting over, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 991
Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, media, assassination, campaign, idealism, ambition, political conspiracy, fighting the system, political unrest, dishonesty, leadership, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1996
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 4K
Silver City (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.
Style: suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, satirical, talky ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, politics, campaign, political corruption, murder mystery, political intrigue, dishonesty, society, love affair, election, lobbyist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, computers and web, teenage love, internet, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, futuristic, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, white house, terrorism, translator, civil war, illegal immigration, chaos and mayhem, manipulations, culture clash, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, pakistan, usa, middle east, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 75K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: presidential election, political corruption, political conspiracy, election, senator, cia, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, falling in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, columnist, media, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, ambition, introspection, relationship vs career, workplace situations, photojournalist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 24K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, interracial romance, political corruption, political satire, senator, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, united states, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Man About Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: chase, infidelity, self discovery, dishonesty, filmmaking, journalism, husband wife relationship, boy, restaurant, lecture, marriage, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 31K
Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: cynical, melancholic, sexual, depressing, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, scam, restaurant, dysfunctional family, parents and children, alzheimer's disease, life is a bitch, depression, sex addict, lie, womanizer, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, medical school, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 26K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: extramarital affair, politics, scandal, presidential election, media, head of state, supportive spouse, couple relations, rise to the top, state affairs, adultery, presidential candidate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems, understanding, human relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 113K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, cynical, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dialogue driven, marital problem, under the surface, unsupportive spouse, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marriage, bully, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.2
 19K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, surreal, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adultery, mentor, high school, marital problem, infidelity, midlife crisis, unhappy, introspection, crumbling marriage, couple relations, self esteem, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, journalist, society, courtroom, interracial relations, media, crimes, legal action, coma, yuppie, hit and run, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 4K
Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: talky, humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, siblings relations, writer's life, eccentric family, parents and children, family feud, artists and showbiz, family relations, sexual dysfunction, family problems, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 90K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, parents and children, youth, family relations, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, eccentric family, teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, social differences, parents and children, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 20K
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: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, lifestyle, self discovery, teenage life, human nature, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 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, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: poet, money, fame, politics, writer's life, murder, suburban life, life is a bitch, suburbs, eccentric family, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%