Movies like The Jimmy Show

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The Jimmy Show (2001)
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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, realistic, cynical, semi serious, gloomy
Plot: starting over, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes, artists and showbiz, family problems, nothing goes right, family in crisis, workplace, down on your luck, inventions and discoveries, alcohol abuse, suburbs, disorder, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Jimmy Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and psychological films with plots about unfulfillment, family problems, hopes, couples, family relations, introspection and profanity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Jimmy Show: Marie and Bruce (2004), Only When I Laugh (1981), Entry Level (2007), Saint John of Las Vegas (2009), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, urban, unfulfillment, city life, couples
Time: contemporary
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95%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, talky, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, rehabilitation, custody, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, single parent, couples, estrangement, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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85%
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, life is a bitch, escapades, hopes, gambling, love and romance, dishonesty, starting over, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, dishonesty, human nature, human spirit, breakup, family problems, couples, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Women in Trouble (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.
Style: humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female bonding, stewardess, infidelity, disorder, nothing goes right, family relations, life turned upside down, lifestyle, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, couples, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, estrangement, social decay, human nature, satire, shallowness, society, dull life, life is a bitch, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: introspection, artists and showbiz, redemption, golden years, unfulfillment, aging, filmmaking, hopes, actor's life, elderly, bittersweet, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.1
 7K
Elektra Luxx (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A favor for a woman from her past throws the life of a pregnant, retired porn star into chaos.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: strong sexual content, pregnancy, sexual relations, life turned upside down, disorder, starlet, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), porn star, sex education ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, disorder, couples, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
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13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: obsessive quest, performer's life, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, artists and showbiz, escapades, life is a bitch, comedy of errors, profanity, down on your luck, bail bondsman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Big Bad Love (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he has problems with alcohol. Yet even when Leon ...
Style: rough, serious, surreal, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, unsupportive spouse, tragic hero, breakup, family problems, writer's life, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, estrangement, family in crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, vietnam, asia, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, social misfits, crimes, mentally unstable, confined, friendship, vengeance, restaurant, introspection, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, suburbs, unfulfillment, family relations, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 1K
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, introspection, family life, human nature, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 197K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, couple relations, starting over, family relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 1K
Go Go Tales (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A financial struggle between owners of a go-go club threatens its future.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: nightclub, strip club, starting over, dancer's life, couples, down on your luck, disorder, bookies, cabaret, artists and showbiz, pole dancing, go go dancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, family relations, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, love and romance, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, addiction, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, redemption, looking for love, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, human nature, addiction, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, estrangement, introspection, doctors and patients, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, female nudity, psychoanalyst, therapy session, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Norman (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, misfit, dishonesty, family problems, coping, teenage life, life is a bitch, social relations, teenage love, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 3K
HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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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: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, self discovery, happiness, introspection, love, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, captivating, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: misfit, introspection, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, social misfits, alienation, friendship, society, strong female presence, twentysomething life, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
If I Were You (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: partners, unlikely partners, infidelity, life turned upside down, family problems, sex addict, dishonesty, introspection, disorder, friendship between women, female friendship, play within film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 2K
Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, eccentric family, job seeking, disorder, coming of age, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, husband wife relationship, family vacation, oedipus complex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, non-linear, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, obsessive quest, performer's life, ambition, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, human nature, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%