Movies like Adaptation.

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Adaptation. (2002)
 7.7
 167K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, talky, witty, sincere, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, motivational, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: writer's block, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, family relations, odd, artists and showbiz, twins, uptight character, loneliness, thief, journalist, swamp, brother brother relationship, orchid, depression, siblings relations, alligator, struggle, girlfriend, lookalikes, talented, lifestyle, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans

Most similar movies to Adaptation.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, talky, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, relationships, writers and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Adaptation.: Synecdoche, New York (2008), Celebrity (1998), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Weather Man (2005), Irrational Man (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, actor, director, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, therapist, alienation, suicide, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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100%
 6.3
 23K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, actor's life, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, art gallery, artist, childhood, struggle, shyness, museum, stranger, divorce, female artist, playground, self mutilation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, weatherman, relationship vs career, introspection, hopes, family problems, ex couple relations, divorced divorcee, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 51K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love and romance, love affair, mystery, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 92K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, couple relations, writer's life, fictional reality, writing, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace, workplace situations, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 9K
Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, mental illness, thanksgiving, eccentric family, family relations, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, female protagonist, brother sister incest ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, showbiz, screenwriter, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, hollywood, financier, film producer, film within a film, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, americana, lifestyle, small town life, movie business, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, crumbling marriage, writer's life, parents and children, human relationship, understanding, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, transvestism, filmmaking, office, disorder, columnist, couples, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, showbiz, anti conformity, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, biting ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, hopes, crumbling marriage, family relations, sexual abuse, perversion, sexual perversion, obsession, misfit, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 969
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: society, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, family problems, breakup, lifestyle, rise and fall, starting over, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, imaginary character, lifestyle, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, melancholic, touching, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, loneliness, everyday life, naivete, parents and children, loser, immature, character change, brother brother relationship, midlife crisis, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ego clash, couples, family relations, lifestyle, human nature, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 17K
Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: manners, farce, human nature, fish out of water, philosophy, hypocrisy, culture clash, disorder, fall in love, misfit, society, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, glory, artists and showbiz, heaven and hell, estrangement, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 871
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, dark humor, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, mentally unstable, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family life, writer's life, nothing goes right, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.6
 4K
Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, writer's life, parents and children, family feud, artists and showbiz, family relations, sexual dysfunction, family problems, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 9K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, hopes, self discovery, disorder, husband wife relationship, existentialism, depression, loneliness, body swapping, art ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family gatherings, writer's life, siblings relations, family in crisis, elderly lovers, reunion, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, imaginary character, teenage life, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fish in a Barrel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: heist, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, disorder, alcohol abuse, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, prank, eccentric family, follow your dream, hopes, disorder, family relations, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, self discovery, age difference, homeless, coming of age, odd, youth, society, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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