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Generic Thriller (2009)
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Generic Thriller (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The writer can do anything he wants, right? Or maybe not...as Steven, a handsome young theater history professor discovers when he sets out to write a stage thriller - a plain, old generic thriller - only to discover that his characters prefer a character study - and want it to be a movie, not a play. At least Steven can create the man of his dreams, right? But that character - Vertigo - named after Steven's sixth grade teacher Mr. Vertigo (Steven always dates men named Vertigo) - isn't really cooperating. Will Steven ever finish his play? Will Vertigo behave (or rather, misbehave) as Steven wishes? And what about the friends on whom Steven is basing his other characters - will they still be his friends when it's all over?
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, surreal, sexual, offbeat
Plot: college, disorder, artists and showbiz, gender, nothing goes right, serial killer, homosexual, flash forward, gay lead character, writer's block, breaking the fourth wall, cross dressing, french maid, theatre production
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Generic Thriller

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, gender, love and romance, lifestyle and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Generic Thriller: R100 (2013), The Passion (2010), Don Peyote (2014), Women in Trouble (2009), Ornaments (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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R100 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ruthless dominatrixes pursue a mild-mannered salesman who wants to get out of his unbreakable contract with a secret bondage club.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, psychological, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: dominatrix, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, disorder, deadend life, sexual content, satire, bdsm, nylons, black pantyhose, pantyhose, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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95%
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The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, celebrity culture, religions or cults, disorder, nothing goes right, celebration, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, director, religion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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91%
 3.6
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Don Peyote (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy delves deep into counterculture, conspiracy theories and the like as he tries to discern the structure of society.
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: stoners, obsession, disorder, losing-it hero, end of the world, conspiracy theory, friendship, wedding preparations and rituals, unfulfillment, profanity, life turned upside down, drug ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, semi serious, sexy, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female bonding, stewardess, infidelity, disorder, nothing goes right, family relations, life turned upside down, lifestyle, unfulfillment, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Ornaments (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Religion, alcohol and politics are three things best avoided at holidays - but it's something this group of friends haven't learned. In this dark comedy, six friends have reunited for what may be their last holiday together.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, youth, love and romance, estrangement, reunion, college, holiday, gender, gays and lesbians, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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75%
Daddy Cool: Join the Fun (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body, all hell breaks loose in this witty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, funeral, love, death of father, bollywood, woman in a bikini, beach, coffin, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, oedipus complex, family vacation, husband wife relationship, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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71%
The Film to Come (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At fifty Louis Gravet, a serious actor, would like to become a comedian. His brother Peter, a film director, has the idea of hiring him for the lead role of a comedy. Family circumstances, their wives, their children, niece, lead him to make another ...
Style: sincere, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, couples, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, disorder, couple relations, midlife crisis, nothing goes right, actor's life, actor, brother brother relationship, cinema ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, best friends, missing person, family life, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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True Enough (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anne is an attractive woman on the cusp of middle age trying in vain to divide her time fairly between her demanding job as a television presenter and her family. Her colleagues and friends have similar problems though.
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual
Plot: infidelity, couples, jazz, writer's life, lifestyle, gender, film within a film, ex husband ex wife relationship, television, body swapping, jazz singer, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, feel good ...
Plot: best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, actor's life, gender, artists and showbiz, friends, down on your luck, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Parade (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Republic of North Macedonia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Parade, in a tragicomic way, tells the story about ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society - the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority... The film, which ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, queer cinema, offbeat
Plot: gay slur, gender, gays and lesbians, society, muslim, social activist, crimes, gangsters, disorder, gay bashing, lgbt, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia, croatia, bosnia, kosovo
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60%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Under the Gaydar (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Parents hire a girl to turn their son straight, but the son is just pretending to be gay in order to pick up women.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, light ...
Plot: parents and children, disorder, friends, gays and lesbians, gender, womanizer, love and romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, looking for sex, sexual orientation, pretending to be gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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55%
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Write & Wrong (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: They say with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately, in Hollywood, no one seems to care. Quickly approaching her fiftieth birthday, talented and once-famous screenwriter Byrdie has lately had a hard time finding work in the movie biz. As she's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: artists and showbiz, cons and scams, showbiz, elderly, love and romance, writer's life, friends, discrimination, fall in love, false identity, working the system, bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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51%
Stripper: Natasha Kizmet (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Borat with Boobs! A hottie from Uzbekistan fends off perverts and porn stars, spins with strippers and finds the American dream.
Style: humorous, sexual, offbeat, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, society, gender, battle of the sexes, stripper, breast implant, female nudity, priest
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
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51%
The Easy Way Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Patrick, a travel agent in his early 30s, lives with Arthur, an immigration lawyer; but for a long time, Patrick has been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of their bedroom. His younger brother, Tony, plans to marry his high school sweetheart ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, infidelity, couples, couple relations, disorder, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, female nudity, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, suburban life, gender, lifestyle, small town life, small town, suburbs, obsession, gays and lesbians, social relations, denial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, infidelity, dishonesty, friendship, siblings relations, best friends, indoor, platonic, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, eccentric family, couple relations, fish out of water, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, misfit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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48%
Les Jours venus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, unfulfillment, aging, postmodernism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, bittersweet, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, family relations, family problems, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Reality & Stuff (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: COMEDY/MOCKUMENTARY - (2005) CAN'T GET TOO MUCH REALITY TV? CAN'T GET ENOUGH REALITY TV? You know the drill! Eight strangers are chosen to live in a house and have their lives recorded.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: disorder, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, friends, sexism, voyeurism, emotional manipulation, flirting, gay slur, resort, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.5
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The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, mentally unstable, couples, midlife crisis, writer's life, family life, nothing goes right, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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46%
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Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, dishonesty, student life, youth, money, friends, auditorium, strait jacket ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 33
The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: restaurant, follow your dream, ambition, dream, actor, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
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Trust Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: love affair, actor's life, disorder, theater, landlord, play, betrayal, strong female presence, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rehearsal, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Get Well Soon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having a nervous breakdown, a popular talk-show host confronts his ex-girlfriend who is dating a cross-dresser.
Style: semi serious, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, gender, fish out of water, lifestyle, media, disorder, true love, nervous breakdown, couples, unlikely couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 318
Hello Carter (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck Carter has recently become homeless, single and unemployed. Desperate to win back his ex-girlfriend, he goes off on an adventure throughout London to find her, picking up some odd helpers along the way.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, love and romance, escapades, chases and races, disorder, track down, city life, nightlife, bittersweet, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 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, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: nightclub, strip club, starting over, dancer's life, couples, down on your luck, bookies, disorder, cabaret, artists and showbiz, go go dancer, nightclub owner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%