Movies like The Mesmerist

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The Mesmerist (2002)
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The Mesmerist (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an Edgar Allan Poe story, this film tells the grimly comic tale of a bad-tempered old man (Howard Hesseman) who cheats death, only to go on tormenting the living. When a medical experiment leaves the grouch hovering between life and death (and able to describe the world beyond), things get tricky for his daughter (Jessica Capshaw) and her beau (Neil Patrick Harris, of "Doogie Howser, M.D." fame), who can't get their hands on his estate.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, dark humor, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, eccentric family, estate, disorder, doctor, dying man, terrorism, infidelity, couples, deadly, golden years, incest, virgin, father daughter incest, father daughter relationship, caretaker, suicide of mother, overprotective father
Place: new york, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and realistic films with plots about disorder, dark humor, couples, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly and murder mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The Mesmerist: Coffee, Kill Boss (2013), Head of the Family (1996), I Downloaded a Ghost (2002), The Overnight (2015), It's Only Money (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Julian Marsh is an out of work ladies' man who lands a job directing a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet. After casting his best friend and his ex-girlfriend in the show, Julian finds himself in the middle of a two thousand year old conspiracy that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, holy grail, dangerous attraction, love triangle, disorder, supernatural, theater, curses spells and rituals, supernatural romance, nothing goes right, wooing, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Coffee, Kill Boss (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When ten executives secretly meet to sell off their company, they're murdered one by one in this darkly comedic romp through the halls of corporate America.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, dark humor, conspiracy, deception, betrayal, boss, office, deal, death, gun, coffee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don't realize is that they're the ones who need her help. As always, Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, goofy hero, nothing goes right, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, theater, disorder, prison life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Head of the Family (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The "head" of the family is literally that--a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, femme fatale, infidelity, eccentric family, dark humor, disability, disorder, love affair, experiment gone awry, strong sexual content, misfit, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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I Downloaded a Ghost (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Halloween buff accidentally downloads recently deceased stand-up comic, who ends up helping her foil two bumbling crooks, as well as finishing her haunted house.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, family, computers and web, reluctant partners, computer, burglar, disguise, taxi driver, witch costume ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.1
 16K
The Overnight (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, tricky, surreal ...
Plot: swinger, couple relations, sex orgy, couples, family relations, parents and children, sex scene, nothing goes right, disorder, husband wife relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
It's Only Money (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, crime, legal action, adult virgin, mystery, cons and scams, investigation, manipulations, dishonesty, disorder, prodigy, golden years ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 38
The Sublet (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: WALTER is lonely. He is 71 and has no friends. He lives in a small apartment in Upper West Side in Manhattan and every morning he goes through the same monotonous routine: pills, fiber, canned food, cleaning, TV and the book with all his expenses. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, dull life, social misfits, crimes, golden years, money, unlikely partners, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Careless (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, in a search across Los Angeles that brings them in contact with psychics, ineffectual police, crooked taxidermists, mysterious neighbors who might be on ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, friendship, obsession, reluctant partners, danger, best friends, partners, romance, nothing goes right, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Little Bit of Soul (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Richard and Kate are former lovers who are now working independently to find the secret of the aging process. Both apply for funding from the Michael Foundation, and are asked to spend the weekend discussing the proposals with the Head of the ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: couples, supernatural ability, aging, supernatural, head of state, revolution, dark humor, state affairs, politics, dangerous attraction, couple relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An intense new marijuana strain named “Black Forest” is taking Los Angeles by storm, and Gretel’s stoner boyfriend can’t get enough. But when the old woman growing the popular drug (Lara Flynn Boyle) turns out to be an evil witch, cooking ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: stoners, danger, witch, marijuana, supernatural ability, missing person, supernatural, deadly, dark humor, siblings relations, drug abuse, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, family problems, farce, disorder, eccentric family, family gatherings, master and servant, family life, parents and children, estate, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.2
 194
Bad Actress (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alyssa Rampart Pillage is a washed up TV queen whose career has been reduced to starring in commercials for her husband Bernie’s appliance empire. When their tree hugging daughter Topanga dies in a tragic golf ball accident, Bernie goes off the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: psychopath, artists and showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, couple relations, family relations, disorder, dark humor, family problems, deadly, inventions and discoveries, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 1K
The Martins (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dark humor, contests and competitions, obsession, working class, social relations, down on your luck, disorder, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
 578
Living Will... (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will's best friend and roommate Belcher, (Ryan Dunn) a party bum slacker, returns from the dead as a cocky, mischievous, and perverted ghost. He soon discovers his cousin, Krista, has shacked up and moved in with his best friend, Will. Belcher ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, buddies, silly humor, supernatural, imaginary, friends, afterlife, couples, rivalry, friendship, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Vampires Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A vampire trying to get away from his "eating habits", joins a 12-step program.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: vampire, supernatural, silly humor, zombie, deadly, haunted house, tied to a chair, satire, small town, bound and gagged, sheep, vampire slayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six actors go to graveyard on a remote island to act out a necromantic ritual. The ritual works, and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, scary ...
Plot: island, zombie, ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, cemetery, living dead, gays and lesbians, danger, mad scientist, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 517
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: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 463
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, film within a film, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 1K
Second Sight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, semi serious
Plot: danger, investigation, misfit partners, unlikely partners, supernatural, partners, partners against crime, supernatural ability, misfit, private detective, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 14K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
He's on My Mind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Elementary school teacher, Kayla King thought she had the perfect relationship, and after an impromptu wedding, Kayla discovers that not only is she the other women...she's the other wife. Devastated, Kayla vows to figure out "WHY MEN DO ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, romantic, sexy ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, womanizer, supernatural ability, couples, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, miraculous event, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Let the Game Begin (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Successful entrepreneur Max learns that the woman he married has always really been interested more in his money than in being his wife. After his cousin Ricky gets burned by a gold-digger himself, Ricky introduces Max to the world of the pickup ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, wooing, couples, looking for love, one night stand, escapades, society, dishonesty, power relations, black dress, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 449
Cold Dog Soup (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: love and romance, supernatural ability, nothing goes right, taxi, dark humor, disorder, wizards and magicians, city life, urban, dog
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, starting over, romance, singleness, eccentric family, graphic violence, love and romance, goofy hero, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 99K
Four Rooms (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after ...
Style: semi serious, twist ending, surreal, suspense, anthology ...
Plot: dark humor, gangsters, workplace situations, hotel, witch, bet, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, disorder, hotel room, mischievous children, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zel is a fortune teller. She lives and works in an old house at the edge of the woods. The house is crowded with ghosts (including a priest, a bride, a mute child, some washed up vaudevillians and a noisy, sight-impaired group of musicians among ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, haunted by the past, afterlife, misfit, social misfits, society, supernatural, supernatural ability, redemption, miraculous event, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dark and Stormy Night (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, dark and stormy night, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, deadly, crimes, characters killed one by one, old dark house, seance, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 113
Lansdown (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this dark comedy, defense lawyer Jake Jorgenson's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when he kills his wife's lover.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, vengeance, couples, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%