Movies like American Cowslip

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American Cowslip (2009)
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American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when it might be too late to even matter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, clever, offbeat, witty
Plot: drug abuse, friends, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, ambition, dark humor, addiction, couples, buddies, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family relations, small town life, small town, rivalry, eviction, social relations, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), desert, agoraphobia, garden, redneck, eccentric man
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about friends, ambition, lifestyle, buddies, couples, contests and competitions and rivalry mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like American Cowslip: Closing Escrow (2007), How to Be a Man (2013), Noobz (2012), Pretty Bird (2008), Floundering (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Closing Escrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three quirky families seeking to buy their next home collide when trying to purchase the same property. The bidding war tests the limits of their marriages and the resolve of their agents.
Style: humorous, cynical, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, eccentric family, social relations, family relations, ambition, satire, real estate, couples, marriage, contests and competitions, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
How to Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When former comedian Mark McCarthy is faced with a rare form of cancer, he hires a young, impressionable cameraman to document his crude and comical lessons on what it means to be a man for his unborn son.
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dark humor, introspection, life is a bitch, odd couple, buddies, couple relations, terminal illness, power relations, partners, teaching the ways of the world, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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86%
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Noobz (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, computers and web, buddies, on the road, contests and competitions, rivalry, adventure, misfit partners, friends, video game, gamer, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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83%
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, desire for fame, friends, buddies, dark humor, unemployment, partners, unfulfillment, profanity, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, friendship, lifestyle, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, dark humor, buddies, disorder, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, italy, usa, europe, venice ...
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Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, social misfits, misfit, boss and employee, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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76%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, farce, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, family relations, family life, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family problems, brother brother relationship, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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71%
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, life is a bitch, buddies, ambition, disorder, instructor, school, infidelity, friendship, contests and competitions, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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70%
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Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, high school, friends, contests and competitions, birthday party, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, couples, wealth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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68%
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Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, gender, couples, ambition, contests and competitions, dancer's life, fall in love, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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66%
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A True Story (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, biting ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, ambition, buddies, friends, showbiz, hollywood, partners, writer's life, desire for fame, screenwriter, love, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
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White T (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rapping twins Herbert (Jerod Mixon) and Henry (Jamal Mixon) get a shot at stardom when they purchase a prize-winning T-shirt that lands them a chance to perform alongside a hip-hop legend, but they find their dreams going up in flames when their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: ambition, rivalry, twins, society, hip hop, social misfits, contests and competitions, adventurer, comedy duo, performance, urban setting, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, southern california
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63%
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Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, witty ...
Plot: disorder, friends, couples, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dealin' with Idiots (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, baseball, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, social relations, parents and children, ambition, writer's life, baseball team, little league, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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61%
The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, cynical, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: friends, society, self discovery, friendship, dull life, ambition, youth, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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58%
My Man Is a Loser (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When it comes to women, playboy Mike has all the right moves. So when Mike's buddies ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he'll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, silly humor, playboy, profanity, sexual content, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Two Million Stupid Women (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A handful of insults and fighting best friends, not quite the Birthday presents every girl hopes for. Melissa s not every girl. She is determined to collect insults from all of her past boyfriends before her birthday night is over. But her journey ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, best friends, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, lovers reunited, birthday, breakup, romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, weatherman, romance, couples, ambition, identity crisis, family relations, grownups, infidelity, down on your luck, self fulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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56%
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Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The graduating class at Miss Aversham and Miss Cronstall's School for Girls find that they have - in defiance of the natural laws of probability - all blossomed simultaneously. Capitalizing on their unique status, and intent on teaching high ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, ambition, teenage life, best friends, friends, rivalry, buddies, lifestyle, youth, silly humor, high school, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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55%
Foreign Exchange (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four high school friends plan to ride out their senior year taking easy classes, including a program for housing foreign exchange students and eventually all attending Ohio State. Hurdles befall each of the four: grades, higher aspirations, love. Is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, buddies, hardcase students, sexual content, social relations, couples, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, wooing, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, ohio
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Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A junkie nurse rules the night shift at a convalescent hospital.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace, addiction, drug abuse, workplace situations, dark humor, against the rules, life is a bitch, dishonesty, cons and scams, retirement home life, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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49%
It's Under My Skin (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, dark humor, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, african american, adoption, delicatessen, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, silly humor, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, museum, steroids, feminist, rock paper scissors
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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48%
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Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: friends, lifestyle, buddies, singleness, love and romance, looking for love, life philosophy, womanizer, male female relationship, transformation, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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47%
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: breakup, aunt nephew relationship, disorder, dark humor, nothing goes right, love and romance, best friends, artists and showbiz, redemption, down on your luck, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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46%
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Jinxed! (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dark humor, gambling, casino, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, murder, betrayal, ambition, crime, crimes, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
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46%
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Stacy's Mom (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about four adolescent buddies whose raging hormones zero in on their friends mom.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence, puberty, sexual fantasy, friends, rivalry, buddies, family relations, parents and children, youth, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
The Living Wake (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: “The Living Wake” is a dark comedy set in a timeless storybook universe. Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin, to take him around on a bicycle powered ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: lifestyle, friends, nothing goes right, dark humor, partners, odd couple, artists and showbiz, redemption, one last chance, buddies, small town life, social relations ...
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44%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, couples, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, urban, male female relationship, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
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44%
Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, cons and scams, friends, warden, ambition, race against time, ex convict, save the day, parole, debt, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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43%