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Getting Back to Zero (2013)
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Getting Back to Zero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers reconcile their relationship over the death of their father after they inherit his craps table and gambling debt. A dark comedy set in the world of underground casinos.
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, against the odds, dark humor, family relations, ambition, dishonesty, nothing to lose, race against time, casino, death of father, gambling debt, brothers, friendship, escapades, crime, chases and races, siblings relations, cons and scams, craps
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and captivating films with plots about dishonesty, friendship, family relations, crimes, friends, dark humor and ambition mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Getting Back to Zero: The Man from Macau (2014), The Last Casino (2004), Last Weekend (2014), The Bill Collector (2010), The Waiters (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man from Macau (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world renowned “Invincible Hand” Ken could identify not only mahjong tiles, but also cards with his fingers which had made him a legend. Upon his retirement as the Chief Security Consultant in Las Vegas, Ken returned to his hometown Macau, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, rivalry, crimes, crime, cons and scams, casino, chases and races, dishonesty, illusion, gambler, undercover, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, las vegas, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Casino (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, mathematics, manipulation, manipulations, teachers and students, college, student life, cards, power relations, college graduate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 932
Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, strong female presence, bittersweet, river, family relations, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bill Collector (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Uncle Frankie (Danny Trejo) is not the kind of guy you want to meet in a dark alley. Especially when you owe him money and have been giving him the slip for a few years. Such is the fate of Lorenzo Adams (Gary Moore), a top bill collector at Lump ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, workplace situations, race against time, dishonesty, workplace, fired from the job, office, loan shark, debt collector, chases and races, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.2
 33
The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: restaurant, follow your dream, ambition, actor, dream, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 5K
Don Verdean (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean is hired by a local church pastor to find faith-promoting relics in the Holy Land. But after a fruitless expedition he is forced to get creative in this comedy of faith and fraud.
Style: semi serious, captivating, entertaining, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: desire for fame, society, rivalry, archaeologist, track down, self discovery, on the road, cons and scams, ambition, forgery, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holy land, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 960
Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, bookies, disorder, gambling, male bonding, male friendship, friendship between men, friends, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 572
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 8.1
 257
Lucky (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Lucky is an American dark comedy television series which ran for one season on FX Networks in 2003. The show starred John Corbett as Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, a professional poker player and gambling addict. The series was created by ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: cons and scams, addiction, ambition, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, best friends, rivalry, gambling, cards, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 2K
Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: family life, family relations, couples, boss and employee, ambition, workplace, career woman, workplace romance, extramarital affair, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 170
Lovers of Hate (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dark comedy which follows two brothers who are in love with the same woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, estrangement, love triangle, siblings relations, dark humor, family relations, brother vs brother, sibling rivalry, reunion, male nudity, two brothers
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 155
Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Drop Dead Gorgeous (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring model, Cynthia, becomes the focus of a documentary when she is chosen as the face for the world's biggest fashion designer, Claudio. Cynthia accidentally overdoses and with deadlines looming they decide to use her corpse to continue ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: fashion, dark humor, dishonesty, cons and scams, fashion industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, death, photographer, drug overdose, corpse, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 2K
The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, best friends, sexual content, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, humorous, light, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, family life, mafia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: addiction, on the road, self discovery, going straight, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, escapades, gambling, dishonesty, love and romance, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, broken nose, craps, stripper, fight, racetrack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, dark humor, urban, siblings relations, friends, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, warden, friends, cons and scams, ambition, race against time, ex convict, contest, save the day, parole, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 2K
Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family relations, siblings relations, city life, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Carmina and Amen (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies, Carmina keeps it a secret until a check that he had been expecting comes in.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting
Plot: dishonesty, dark humor, cons and scams, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, money, funeral, death of husband, song, female protagonist, loss of husband, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, gender, society, coming out, brother brother relationship, family vacation, brother brother conflict, gay, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 1K
Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, student life, dishonesty, youth, money, friends, auditorium, falling in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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You're Sleeping Nicole (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. But when Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is ...
Style: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, friendship, siblings relations, when the parents are away, friends, family relations, battle of the sexes, twentysomething life, best friends, dark humor, strong female presence, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Daddy Cool: Join the Fun (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body, all hell breaks loose in this witty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, funeral, love, death of father, bollywood, bikini, beach, coffin, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 190
Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, social decay, nothing to lose, escapades, vigilantism, life is a bitch, society, crimes, satire, disorder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 140
Jackhammer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy struggling actor is dragged into the world of professional male stripping by his egotistical brother.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, twins, righting the wronged, family relations, hip hop, siblings relations, heist, brother brother relationship, male stripper
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 977
Jinxed! (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical
Plot: dark humor, gambling, casino, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, murder, crime, crimes, ambition, betrayal, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Auto Recovery (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A heart warming story about three young men who specialize in recovering high end, expensive and well protected autos that are hard to retrieve due to lack of payments.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crimes, heist, car chase, buddies, partners, dishonesty, car, rivalry, auto repair, danger, friendship, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%