Movies like Zelig

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Zelig (1983)
 7.8
 36K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, absurd, compassionate, melancholic, funny, clever, intellectual ...
Plot: therapy, great depression, artists and showbiz, switching roles, celebrity culture, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, character study, parody, supernatural, justice, depression, insanity, mentor, supernatural ability, patient, rally, fall in love, social problems, media, native americans, introspection, social climbing, media satire ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey

Most similar movies to Zelig

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, talky and witty films with plots about dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Zelig: Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Deconstructing Harry (1997), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Shadows and Fog (1991), Stardust Memories (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: comedian, gangsters, love and romance, love triangle, infidelity, showbiz, urban, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's block, midlife crisis, postmodernism, heaven and hell, glory, suffering, human nature, artists and showbiz, writer's life, ex couple relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: summer, professor, doctor, farce, infidelity, romance, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, friends, partners, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, mystery, investigation, crimes, danger, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, lifestyle, imaginary character, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 33K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, goofy hero, couple relations, military, comedy of errors, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 32K
Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, cia, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, misfit, rise to the top, political activism, political satire, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 29K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, radio show, working class, americana, rescue, lifestyle, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality.
Style: sexual, humorous, surreal, witty, clever ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, rabbi, perversion, promiscuity, orgasm, castle, aphrodisiac, jester, king, homosexuality, sheep ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, fish out of water, couples, real world, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, falling in love, disorder, daydreamer, dull life, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, fall in love, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: bank robbery, cheating, unlikely criminals, crime, cons and scams, overnight success, couple relations, love and romance, disorder, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, friendship, teacher student relationship, dishonesty, family problems, breakup, friends, couple relations, romance, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: prison, heist, crime, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, misfit, hapless, couple relations, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, bank robbery ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 28K
Anything Else (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, advice, relationship problems, psychoanalysis, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, mentor, therapy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, disorder, hidden identity, media, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: iron curtain, farce, clergy, goofy hero, nothing goes right, dishonesty, political unrest, disorder, screwball, espionage, tourist, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, comedy of errors, blind character, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, infidelity, adultery, blackmail, crime, moral dilemma, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, opposites attract, looking for love, dishonesty, child, adoptive father, adoptive mother, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of ...
Style: neurotic, clever, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, rejection, infidelity, dating, advice, idol, ghost, date, romance, solace, postmodernism, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, intellectual, humorous, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, audition, cocaine, architect, accountant, writing, hypochondriac, extramarital affair, sisters, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, youth, parents and children, city life, young heroes, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: talky, realistic, not serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, artists and showbiz, media satire, prank, restaurant, prodigy, hollywood, disorder, taxi, terminal illness, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 37K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: farce, cloning, robot, fish out of water, political unrest, poet, sex, nothing goes right, chases and races, fugitives, love and romance, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, anniversary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 2K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media satire, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, suburban life, family relations, showbiz, society, lifestyle, media, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, stalking, yuppie, therapy, dysfunctional family, obsession, psychiatrist, farce, nothing goes right, treatment, overbearing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 49K
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, mystery, love and romance, love affair, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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