Movies like Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
Plot: cat, deception, female protagonist, letter, forgery, pet cat, friend, typewriter, accomplice, publisher, death of pet, pet, lesbian, gay, party, money, alcoholic, restaurant, courtroom, theft, song, singer, bartender, fat woman, alcoholics anonymous ...
Time: year 1991
Place: manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, melancholic and clever films with plots about drinking, money, telephone call, friendship, drink, friend and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Identity Thief (2013), Infamous (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Color Me Kubrick (2005), Withnail & I (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, cons and scams, escapades, road trip, dishonesty, pretense, dumb, stupidity, unlikely friendships, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, florida, miami, usa, cross country ...
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95%
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, writer's life, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, mexico, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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83%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, cons and scams, wall street, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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82%
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, gays and lesbians, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, celebrity culture, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 35K
Withnail & I (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the ...
Style: talky, dark humor, clever, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, friendship, gay, english countryside, cottage, cafe, strangulation, cigar smoking, money, darkness, poverty, actor ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: england, london, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Plot: drawing, car accident, alcoholic, paralysis, wheelchair, drunkenness, disability, alcoholics anonymous, rehabilitation, drunk driver, cartoonist, paraplegic ...
Time: year 1972
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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66%
 6.4
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Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, culture clash, disability, gender bending, gender, friends, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 87K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, divorce, neighbor, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations, drinking, bullying, gambling, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: dark humor, clever, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: estate, murder, homoerotic, master and servant, manipulations, crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, power relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, bavaria, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, prison, judge, confined, faked death, suicide attempt, dying, homosexual, deception, jail, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1998
Place: florida, texas, georgia, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take ...
Plot: face mask, obscene finger gesture, armed robbery, trailer home, stakeout, car trouble, grandmother grandson relationship, pay phone, lollipop, robbery, road trip, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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53%
 6.2
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Dom Hemingway (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Style: dark humor, talky, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, money, crimes, fatherhood, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, crime, rivalry, disorder, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, france, french riviera, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.3
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: racism, prejudice, musician, travel, friendship, italian american, black american, piano playing, on the road, violence, personal assistant, friend ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Stealing Sinatra (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, hostages, crime gone awry, confined, crimes, disorder, unlikely criminals, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, robbery, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1963
Place: paris france, dallas texas, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 69K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, party, actor, starting over, buddies, friends, clubbing, friendship, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, aspiring actor, stuffed animal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, wisconsin, kindergarten ...
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44%
 6.2
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Girls Trip (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
Style: buddy comedy
Audience: chick flick
Plot: drinking, male objectification, prostitute, cooking, airport, betrayal, hit in the face, motel, celebrity, infidelity, bare breasts, little boy ...
Time: year 2008, year 2004, year 2002, year 2011, year 2012 ...
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41%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, on the road, pregnancy, terminal illness, self discovery, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, roommate, escape, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, st. louis missouri, san diego california, tucson arizona, pakistan ...
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40%
Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, adoption, gay, poet, cat, homosexual, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, new jersey, california
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38%
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events
Plot: bombing, rehabilitation, hospital, explosion, wheelchair, terrorist bombing, ice hockey, pill, text messaging, pregnancy test, amputation, legs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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35%
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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, undercover, organized crime, mentor, crime, shaving cream, stealing money, marriage counselor, urban, fbi, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, colombia, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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34%
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Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, alcoholic, thirtysomething life, jealousy, divorce, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, clever, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, greeting card, depression, artist, eating disorder, loser, letter, anger, teacher, marriage, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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34%
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Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, mafia, lawyer, crime, jury, judge, gangsters, court case, legal, legal action, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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34%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: adoption, single parent, dealing with death, uncover truth, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, child illness, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa, new york, liverpool
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34%
Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Plot: coming of age, summer, marijuana, drug dealer, drug dealing, suicide, auto mechanic, death of mother, cemetery, home movie, urination, vomiting ...
Time: year 1991
Place: massachusetts
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34%
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.
Plot: suicide attempt, social media, mental illness, obsession, women, obsessed fan, defecation, woman, batman, toilet, selfie, charlatan ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Plot: queen, lesbian, aristocracy, rivalry, lgbt, dragged by a horse, hand job, lesbian sex, target practice, marriage, wig, female nudity ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
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Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, strong sexual content, vengeance, gay slur, best friend, crime gone awry, teenage life, crimes, deadly, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gay, writer's life, magazine, death, death row, literature, warden, hanging, diary, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, turkey, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%