Movies and TV shows like Maniac

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Maniac (2018)
 7.9
 47K
Maniac (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Style: satirical, philosophical, dark humor, psychological, futuristic
Plot: surrealism, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, pill, medical experiment, experimental drug, alternative medicine, social decay, future shock, twists & turns, society, psychiatric patient, distopia, human nature, mental disorders, mother son relationship, brother brother relationship, computer, broken family, visionary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, dark humor, semi serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about society, life philosophy, storytelling, loneliness, catastrophe, destiny and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Maniac: Black Mirror (2011), Heart of a Dog (1988), Bicentennial Man (1999), Visioneers (2008), The Orville (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.9
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Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, biting, cynical, serious ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, society, computers and web, media satire, alternate reality, mind control, technology, paranoia, news, media, gadget ...
Time: future
Place: england
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95%
Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, offbeat, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, society, farce, revolution, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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82%
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A diverse anthology of ambitious, moving tales inspired by Philip K Dick's short stories.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, sentimental
Plot: cyberpunk, alternate reality, computer, alien, multiple storylines, twists & turns, surrealism, supernatural, life philosophy, fantasy world, disorder, friendship ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, robot, utopia, human nature, society, romance, self discovery, opposites attract, dystopic future, life philosophy, androids ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.1
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: humorous, surreal, biting, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, self discovery, dull life, disorder, deadly, plague, society, office, future dystopia, workplace situations, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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71%
 7.9
 51K
The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, dark humor, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, space and aliens, alien, danger, spacecraft, sexual humor, distant future, space battle, evil alien, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 891
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: support group, suicide, twentysomething life, love and romance, friendship, starting over, anti conformity, misfit, human nature, social misfits, life is a bitch, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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65%
 8.0
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Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, misfit, society, lifestyle, singleness, social misfits, hopes, stock broker, dishonesty, surgery, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 10K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien encounter, alien, totalitarianism, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Special (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.
Style: humorous, bleak, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: delusion, hallucination, superhero, urban, society, identity crisis, wannabe, mental illness, unfulfillment, crimes, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.7
 109K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, surreal, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, gays and lesbians, family business, family secret, life changing experience, workplace problem, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
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Max Headroom (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Max Headroom is a British-produced American satirical science fiction television series by Chrysalis Visual Programming and Lakeside Productions for Lorimar-Telepictures that aired in the United States on ABC from March 1987 to May 1988. The series ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Plot: totalitarianism, future dystopia, a.i., hacker, tv show, media, warning, journalism, society, network, imaginary, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, utopia, danger, dishonesty, spacecraft, humanity in peril, world domination, demon, husband wife relationship, adaptation, technology, evil alien ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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Outcasts (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Outcasts is a 2011 British television science-fiction drama serial, starring Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Amy Manson, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, Eric Mabius and Ashley Walters. It originally aired on BBC One, and BBC HD. It was broadcast in the ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: mysterious planet, society, human nature, starting over, newcomer, chaos, expedition, vestiges of humanity, human existence, state affairs, distant planet, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.4
 50K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, sexy, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: teenage sex, teenage life, first sex, classmates, school, youth, best friends, gay, couples, society, family relations, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
 33K
Humans (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.
Style: serious, stylized, thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, technology, human nature, suburbs, society, inventions and discoveries, betrayal, robot, artificial intelligence, family, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 703
Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: semi serious, sincere, bleak, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, working class, revolution, militant, cult, rebellion, injustice, political unrest, fighting the system, social decay, chaos, gays and lesbians ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.9
 56K
The Boys (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
Style: dark humor, bloody, satirical, tense, entertaining
Plot: superhero, vengeance, murder, crimes, investigation, misfit, society, supernatural, rivalry, father son relationship, brutality, corruption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 8.0
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Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly ...
Style: serious, sentimental, offbeat, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: psychiatrist, lawyer, jealousy, dysfunctional family, life changing experience, power relations, overbearing, sanity, health situation, sexual activity, family relations, in-laws ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 50K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love affair, mystery, love and romance, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Middleman (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Middleman is an American television series. The series, which was developed for television by Javier Grillo-Marxuach for ABC Family, is based on the Viper Comics series, The Middleman, created by Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine. The series ran ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, artist, partners, law enforcement, evil force, heroes, disorder, dishonesty, government agency, hidden identity, good versus evil, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.1
 826K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, touching, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, voyeurism, tv show, freedom, dishonesty, suburban life, fictional reality, deception, alternate reality, fictional reality show, hollywood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.6
 70K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, loneliness, disorder, mishap, everyday life, parenthood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dimension 404 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, surreal, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, multiple storylines, twists & turns, surrealism, existentialism, escapades, disorder, justice, friendship, technology, anthology, monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
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, cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, love and romance, starting over, rise and fall, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 1K
Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: touching, offbeat, psychological, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: small town, friendship, friends, social relations, dealing with death, misfit, human nature, society, on the road, small town life, clergy, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 16K
Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space opera, social differences, murder, outer space, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 20K
Hung (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, family life, lifestyle, lifestyle change, family relations, talented, financial problem, new job, workplace, family problems, strong sexual content, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.4
 24K
Rescue Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: rescue, firefighter, danger, fire department, frustration, torment, workplace, loss, desperation, loss of family member, heroes, chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 11K
The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: sex, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, sexual relations, friends, gluttony, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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