Movies and TV shows like Maniac 2018

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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, mother son relationship, brother brother relationship, mental disorders, computer, visionary, broken family

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, dark humor and offbeat films and TV series with plots about society, life philosophy, storytelling, catastrophe, loneliness, mentor 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), Kin-dza-dza! (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Time: future
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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, exciting, psychological, sentimental
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: thought provoking, humorous, offbeat, intellectual, philosophical ...
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational ...
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Time: future, 21st century, year 2005, 23rd century, 2000s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, surreal, futuristic, not serious, gloomy ...
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69%
 8.2
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
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Duration: 44 min.
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Style: futuristic, dark humor, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.9
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: dark humor, bleak, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: dark humor, realistic, biting, offbeat, clever ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.7
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Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, surreal, tense ...
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Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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 7.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 8.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Country: USA
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Style: captivating, exciting, tense, surreal, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.6
 70K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: dark humor, sincere, witty, clever, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 16K
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Country: Canada, USA
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Style: captivating, serious, stylized, talky, intellectual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 1K
Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: offbeat, psychological, touching, talky, realistic ...
Plot: small town, society, misfit, human nature, social relations, friends, dealing with death, small town life, clergy, on the road, friendship, mysterious stranger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: suicide, sex, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, midlife crisis, strong sexual content, friends, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, gluttony ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual relations, lifestyle change, family life, lifestyle, adolescence, workplace, talented, family relations, new job, financial problem, strong sexual content, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 167K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, biting, offbeat, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, youth, alcoholic father, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, danger, firefighter, fire department, life risking, widow widower, life is a bitch, characters in danger, separated, urban, alcohol abuse, struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%