Movies like Zelig

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Zelig (1983)
 7.7
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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: surreal, talky, humorous, funny, parody, melancholic, absurd, compassionate, not serious, clever ...
Plot: celebrity, psychiatrist, therapy, satire, character study, fictional biography, justice, switching roles, artists and showbiz, missing person, disappearance, celebrity culture, chameleon, great depression, supernatural, depression, insanity, mentor, jewish, wedding, schizophrenia, bullfighting, magic, psychology, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 30s, 20s
Place: paris france, new york, vatican, germany, bronx new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Zelig

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, witty, humorous and clever films with plots about dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, life philosophy, catastrophe and suprisingly clever mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Zelig: Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Shadows and Fog (1991), Play It Again, Sam (1972), 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: funny, talky, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: screwball, gangsters, jewish, mafia, female protagonist, art, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, melancholy, hitman, bittersweet, satire ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 70s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ 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: talky, witty, humorous, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: art, writers, psychiatrist, writer's life, human nature, alienation, sexual content, writer's block, psychiatry, prostitution, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: surreal, humorous, philosophical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, vigilante, false accusation, mystery, investigation, vigilantism, disorder, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, lone hero ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, new jersey, eastern europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: funny, sexy, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, nymphomaniac, divorce, adultery, farce, art, love, friendship, advice, dating, workaholic, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: philosophical, sexy, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: weekend, existentialism, artist, satire, price of fame, flashback, nostalgia, argument, alien, childhood memory, discussion, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 38K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, 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: surreal, witty, humorous, philosophical, political ...
Plot: war, satire, irreverent, nothing goes right, love and romance, disorder, goofy hero, military, couple relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1930s, 1810s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 36K
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, political, funny, talky, not serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, political satire, satire, politics, dictatorship, loser, fish out of water, political activism, dictator, rise to the top, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 34K
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, touching, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, family relations, working class, dysfunctional family, americana, rescue, jewish, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, parents and children, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: romantic, humorous, feel good, surreal, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, movie star, daydreamer, writers, imagination, love story, magic realism, real world, couples, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, fish out of water ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, talky, melancholic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, midlife crisis, divorce, loneliness, depression, breakup, character study, relationships, friendship, age difference, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, witty, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: heist, prison, crimes, bank robbery, rain, fighting the system, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, talky, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, corruption, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, couple relations, cons and scams, caper, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sex comedy, parody, surreal, funny, sexy ...
Plot: zoophilia, mad scientist, satire, sex, bestiality, surrealism, doctors, sex scene, orgasm, sheep, farce, transsexuality ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: talky, atmospheric, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, musician, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, art, artist, music business ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sexy, sex comedy, sexual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, farce, infidelity, marriage, love, doctor, writers, magic, love story, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: cynical, thought provoking, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, murder, mistress, crimes, justice, guilt, loveless marriage, blackmail, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 27K
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, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: greed, justice, loneliness, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, writers, satire, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, witty, light, twist ending, stylized ...
Plot: movie business, dysfunctional family, justice, adultery, one more chance, showbiz, blindness and impaired vision, blind character, disorder, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: parody, humorous, clever, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, redemption, runaway, sarcasm, stupidity, violence, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, first contact, mad scientist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 31K
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: melancholic, witty, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychoanalysis, advice, relationship problems, young lovers, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous, witty, ironic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, thanksgiving, sisters, family relations, dysfunctional family, hypochondriac, love triangle, audition, opera, midlife crisis, unfaithful husband, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Standup comedian Aziz Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") headlines his third standup special, where he shares his uniquely hilarious perspective on fears of adulthood, babies, marriage, and more. Ansari's look at life on the cusp of 30 ...
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sarcasm, love, violent, marriage, performer's life, character study, artists and showbiz, adulthood, stand up special, dark humor, parallel universe, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, light, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, broadway, murder, crimes, satire, playwright, rehearsal, actress, backstage, showbiz, actor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: surreal, sexy, funny, talky, humorous ...
Plot: adoption, child, adoptive mother, prostitution, prostitute, loneliness, dysfunctional family, life philosophy, family relations, love and romance, adopted son, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, witty, humorous
Plot: iron curtain, farce, tourist, disorder, screwball, political unrest, nothing goes right, dishonesty, clergy, goofy hero, conspiracy, silly humor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 264K
Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: philosophical, humorous, funny, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: neurosis, love, jewish, romance, breaking the fourth wall, relationships, comedian, love story, friendship, loneliness, culture clash, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, brooklyn new york city, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, young heroes, luxury hotel, hotel, jealousy, family relations, gallery, youth, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, greece, tokyo, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: death, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, talky, funny ...
Plot: parenthood, comedian, sarcasm, dark humor, performance, artists and showbiz, social problems, everyday life, sexual activity, society, lifestyle, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 3K
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: funny, humorous, satirical, witty, affectionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dark humor, reality, family life, lifestyle, tv show, nothing goes right, society, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%