Movies like Amateur

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Amateur (1994)
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Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic, contemplative, semi serious, thought provoking, cerebral, weird, enigmatic ...
Plot: redemption, crimes, romance, couple relations, memory loss, love and romance, on the run, murder, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, nosy, amnesia, love triangle, female nudity, torture, nun, pantyhose, blackmail, mother superior, female stockinged legs, gagged, nun's habit, black pantyhose, eating disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Amateur

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, twists & turns, life philosophy and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Amateur: Trust (1990), Flirt (1995), Something Wild (1986), The Object of Beauty (1991), Surviving Desire (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, opposites attract, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 2K
Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, love and romance, betrayal, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, nothing goes right, gender, ultimatum, couples, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: new york, tokyo, germany, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 16K
Something Wild (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: chase, road trip, opposites attract, reunion, on the road, haunted by the past, lovers on the run, violence, police, psychopath, romance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, social differences, couple relations, performer's life, power relations, couples, family problems, crimes, crime, master and servant, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Surviving Desire (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Jude, a college professor, is obsessed with Sophie, his student. She, in turn, is intrigued by his scholarly charm. Flirtation turns to lust and the two become lovers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, contemplative, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: student, teachers and students, opposites attract, hopes, youth, love and romance, college, college life, love affair, romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 4K
Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, road movie, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, parents and children, haunted by the past, missing person, siblings relations, obsessive quest, crimes, romance, on the road, radical ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, florida, pentagon, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations, couples, transplant, romance, love and romance, city life, urban, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, pimp, serial killer, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, love affair, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, murder, family relations, corruption, stripper, gangsters, romance, love, dishonesty, opposites attract, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, woman in danger, crumbling marriage, self discovery, family problems, dishonesty, marriage, depression, adultery, bathtub, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, crime, life turned upside down, drug use, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Keys to Tulsa (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Richter Boudreau is on a bad streak: Languishing in the shadow of his celebrity mother, he loses his job as a film critic for the town paper, and now he's been approached with a dangerous proposition that ultimately leads to blackmail. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, love triangle, crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, love and romance, journalism, murder witness, family secret, murder, brother brother relationship, plot twist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, singleness, looking for love, reunion, human nature, buddies, love and romance, lifestyle, gender, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: starting over, murder, gangsters, fbi, hitman, romance, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, special agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 2K
Commandments (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seth Warner has reached the end of his rope. Ever since his wife died two years earlier, his world has been in turmoil. He is despondent, his career has fallen apart, even his house has been destroyed. There seems to be nothing left for him to live ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, satire, redemption, love and romance, nothing goes right, losing-it hero, dishonesty, down on your luck, couple relations, love triangle, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, self discovery, performer's life, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer, fistfight, city, singing, police, crimes, crime, romance, criminal heroes, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, couple relations, police detective, investigation, power relations, hitman, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 55K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 44K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, couples, danger, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 18K
You Kill Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, funny, dark humor ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crimes, crime, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, love and romance, polish, going straight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, battle of the sexes, womanizer, dating, romance, wooing, dangerous attraction, love and romance, revenge, couples, dishonesty, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 26K
Mystery Train (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, thought provoking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, tourist, friendship, odd couple, crimes, group of strangers, radio, drinking, drinking alcohol, multiple storylines, culture clash, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crime, crimes, neo-noir, couple relations, couples, wedding, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in caf├ęs or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, new wave, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, disorder, friends, postmodernism, nothing goes right, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, film within a film, murder, odd couple, crime, crimes, partners, deadly, hidden identity, profanity, graphic violence, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%