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The Comedy (2012)
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The Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, psychological, humorous, captivating, suspense, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: introspection, estrangement, satire, human nature, social decay, society, shallowness, life is a bitch, dull life, female nudity, father, riding a bicycle, bare breasts, anti heroes, anti hero
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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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 society, introspection, couples, unfulfillment, friendship, satire and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Comedy: You Wont Miss Me (2009), Justi&Cia (2014), The Vagina Monologues (2002), The Alumni Chapter (2011), HAPPYish (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, captivating, mumblecore ...
Plot: alienation, misfit, mentally unstable, introspection, unfulfillment, social misfits, society, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, murderous pair, disorder, crimes, escapades, satire, vigilantism, nothing to lose, life is a bitch, social decay, society, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, suspense, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, couples, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, feminism, satire, performer's life, sexual relations, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Alumni Chapter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: What happens when you graduate from college, only to find that jobs are practically nonexistent and your best friends aren't what they seem? Four old friends reunite after college graduation. The conversation quickly turns sour, and a series of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, estrangement, society, best friends, lifestyle, hopes, friends, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, depression, unfulfillment, self discovery, couples, love, introspection, happiness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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74%
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Free Samples (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she finds herself stuck running an ice cream truck fending ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dull life, introspection, lifestyle, sarcasm, life, society, romance, loneliness, hipster, food, direction and purpose, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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72%
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Hits (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: talent, fame, delusion, dark humor, society, media satire, celebrity culture, computers and web, youtube, teenager, art, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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71%
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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, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, siblings relations, city life, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Personal Tailor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the director of Back to 1942, Feng Xiaogang, comes PERSONAL TAILOR, one of the most unique films you'll see in this upcoming holiday season. Imagine a team that will sacrifice themselves for your dream at any cost -- but only if that dream ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, stylized, biting ...
Plot: follow your dream, satire, artists and showbiz, dream come true, society, hopes, filmmaking, social differences, media, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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55%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, political ...
Plot: ambition, satire, politics, unemployment, friends, society, against the odds, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, society, gender, coming out, family vacation, brother brother relationship, brother brother conflict, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couple relations, couples, introspection, thirtysomething life, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage, adultery, divorce, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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51%
The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Balding advertising executive Mr. Baum spends more time on a new ad campaign for purple sunglasses than he does with his own family. But suddenly he is forced to reexamine his life after a doctor tells him that he has an 'aggressive' brain ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, thought provoking ...
Plot: jewish, satire, race against time, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, dark humor, family relations, dull life, introspection, terminal illness, family life
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, estrangement, society, music, dancing, age difference, immigrants, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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49%
The American Ruling Class (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This inventive, mildly fictionalized documentary follows noted editor Lewis Lapham as he introduces two Ivy League graduates to America's elite in an effort to examine the role of class and moneyed privilege in American democracy. With stops at ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, moral dilemma, social decay, idealism, injustice, state affairs, society, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Let Go (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Walter Dishman, a married and melancholy parole officer, deals with three eccentric ex-convicts who have been placed under his supervision.
Style: humorous, cynical, captivating, light, witty ...
Plot: introspection, love, parole, dark humor, couples, dull life, family relations, society, supervisor, ex convict, elderly, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, church, female protagonist, crisis of faith, society, car accident, air disaster, empire, sexual content, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 980
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, mentally unstable, love and romance, unlikely couple, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, dark humor, writer's life, family life, nothing goes right, monkey ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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45%
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The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, couples, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, couple relations, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
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45%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, estrangement, doctors and patients, introspection, human nature, psychoanalyst, female nudity, making love, sex scene, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, romance, estrangement, introspection, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, couples, society, friendship, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: society, self discovery, friendship, friends, ambition, lifestyle, youth, dull life, unfulfillment, hopes, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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44%
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Shameless (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Oskar, a self-centred TV weatherman, cheats on his wife Zuzana with their au pair, she kicks him to the curb and enlists her in-laws in the search for a new boyfriend.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, suspense ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, love affair, tv show, human nature, infidelity, media, crumbling marriage, introspection, rivalry, life turned upside down, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, europe, central europe
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44%
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People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This kaleidoscopic film weaves together approximately 20 fragmented scenarios that offer a view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships. Starring Raul ...
Style: suspense, sincere, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: human nature, person in a car trunk
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, society, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, bank, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Jimmy Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.
Style: psychological, semi serious, realistic, cynical, gloomy
Plot: introspection, starting over, family in crisis, family problems, artists and showbiz, hopes, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, workplace, down on your luck, stand up comedian, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, unsupportive spouse, women, empire, couples, unfulfillment, city life, couple relations, urban
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Motel (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: youth, coming of age, human nature, dysfunctional family, hotel, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, power relations, male female relationship, friendship between men, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, family relations, romance, couples, golden years, city life, introspection, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Posthumous Memories (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Free adaptation of Machado de Assis' classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
Style: suspense, cynical, surreal, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love and romance, society, human nature, introspection, fall in love, satire, unfulfillment, wooing, dark humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), coffin, horse drawn carriage
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%