Movies like One False Step

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One False Step (2000)
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One False Step (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A comic feature film about an underachieving writer who sets out to write his masterpiece, but is confounded when one of its characters steps into his real life and introduces him to a life of sin and corruption.
Style: neurotic, suspenseful, tense, touching, captivating, suspense
Plot: writers, aspiring writer, writer's block, desperation, screenwriter, femme fatale, filmmaking, buddy, film producer, film within a film, businessman, satire, car thief, humiliation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, comeback, alter ego, deadpan
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about writers, filmmaking, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, lifestyle and film within a film mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like One False Step: Mistress (1992), The Big Picture (1989), Black Bear (2020), My Life's in Turnaround (1993), One Way Ticket to the Moon (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mistress (1992)
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: humorous, cynical, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, screenwriter, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, film within a film, financier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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95%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: student film
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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76%
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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: intense, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: writer's block, filmmaking, lake house, triangle, jealousy, forest, cabin in the woods, threat, creative block, husband wife relationship, delusion, creativity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Life's in Turnaround (1993)
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: witty, feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, filmmaking, bar, taxi, friendship, thirtysomething life, friends, dull life, couples, showbiz, city life, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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One Way Ticket to the Moon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of youth, friendship and love in a time when man took his first steps on the moon, the streets became saturator, transistors pulsed rock'n'roll, and the fondest dream of every fan of the domestic automotive industry was the Fiat ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, older brother, journey, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, flirting, nightclub, navy, hijacking, small town, stripper, provincial life ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, 1960s
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53%
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Home Again (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, neurotic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family, older woman younger man relationship, love, romantic rivalry, rivalry, ex husband ex wife relationship, jealousy, divorced parents, mother daughter relationship, male objectification, loneliness, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, pacific ocean, greece, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hollywood Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, emotional, psychological, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, romance, showbiz, fall in love, filmmaking, desire for fame, fish out of water, actor, producer, audition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 181K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, thief, weirdo, mentally unstable, filmmaking, lookalikes, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 3K
The Fluffer (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johnny Rebel is a charismatic heterosexual man who makes his living acting in gay porn. His live in girlfriend Babylon is a stripper so she understands the reality of working in the sex industry. Sean McGinnis doesnt. He is a 22-year-old kid who ...
Style: semi serious, melancholic, intense, satirical, sexy ...
Plot: gay, porn industry, porn star, obsession, unfulfilled love, sex, gender, actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, unrequited love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sweet Life (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kenny is an ice cream vendor in Chicago with a crisp white uniform and an apathetic heart. When he encounters Lolita, a sharp-tongued but despondent insurance actuary, their heated conversation, natural spark and mutual hopelessness lead to an ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: hitchhiking, suicide, road trip, love interest, golden gate bridge, life philosophy, chance meeting, society, life is a bitch, couples, transformation, escapades ...
Place: chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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French Exit (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Davis meets Zina in a car wreck. Their immediate attraction for one another is put into jeopardy when they learn each is competing for the same writing job.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: writers, car accident, hollywood, screenwriter, regret, love, female director, locked door, rain, telephone call, sex, bar ...
Place: venice beach california, venice california, new york, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, writers, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Mistletoe Inn (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When aspiring romance novelist Kim Rossi is unceremoniously dumped by her soon-to-be-published romance novelist boyfriend, Kim takes stock and decides to take a leap. She signs up for a romance writing retreat at a quaint Vermont Inn shortly before ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, conference, aspiring writer, happy ending, follow your dream, female writer, romance, rise to the top, artistic, stubbornness, fall in love, false identity ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Best Friends (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different ...
Style: biting, captivating, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, family relations, writing, friendship, romance, disorder, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Storytelling (2001)
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: bleak, cynical, rough, witty, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, dark humor, filmmaking, family problems, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suburbs, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 830
Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, best friend, first date, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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All About Nina (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: affair, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, stand up comedian, romance, love, introspection, self discovery, friendship, female director, smoking after sex, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, destiny, dating, love story, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 5K
The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, film within a film, bribery, relationship vs career, showbiz, political intrigue, ambition, crumbling marriage, state affairs, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Playing It Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. Challenged by the chase, and ...
Style: witty, humorous, romantic, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, wooing, friendship, writers, screenwriter, dialogue, storytelling, kick-butt women, love, obsession, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 2K
Only You (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A madly-in-love young couple's relationship begins to suffer when they struggle to conceive a child.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, tense
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, new year's eve, sex scene, love and romance, couples, taxi ride, break up, trying to get pregnant, medical clinic, anger, pregnancy test, desperation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Love/Juice (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Chinatsu and Kyoko are two close friends who live together and share pretty much everything, makeup, spoon and even their bed. They are so inseparable as to be almost a single entity. Yet they are neither a couple in the conventional sense, or in ...
Style: melancholic, touching, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: crush, friendship, rape, masturbation, bartender, flirting, best friend, unrequited love, lesbian, sexuality, manipulation, tomboy ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 2K
Entropy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Entropy is the semi-autobiographical film by director which tells the story of a young director struggling to make a film for a despotic studio while his life falls apart around him. Along the way, he goes on tour with U2 to help them make a music ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: wedding, filmmaking, pregnancy, talking cat, dating, model, true love, music band, romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, las vegas, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It is the first date of Luke and Brie. They will spend the night together at bars, parties and streets of Los Angeles. The risk of a first encounter, and the relentless pursuit of naturalness, will make their relationship dance between flirting and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, looking for love, bar, dating, love, society, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, first date, hipster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
For the Hopeless Romantic (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A student writer struggles to find a happy ending for her romantic story when her own real life romance falls apart.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tragic love, intrigue, infidelity, betrayal, dark secret, breakup, group of friends, college student, writing, novelist, river ...
Place: the philippines, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, film producer, money, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 2K
Two Friends (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mona, a prisoner on work release, meets Clément, a shy actor. Desperate to impress Mona, Clément recruits his extroverted friend, Abel, to help. When Mona becomes more interested in Abel, it sets off a conflict between the two friends. Meanwhile, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: end of friendship, love triangle, friendship between men, unrequited love, betrayal by friend, betrayal, obsession, broken heart, obsessive love, church, hospital, nightclub ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 9K
Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace intrigue, couple relations, husband wife relationship, celebrity culture, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%