Movies like American Buffalo

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American Buffalo (1996)
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American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, clever, realistic, semi serious, complex, melancholic, satirical, reflective ...
Plot: betrayal, gun, robbery, loyalty, rainstorm, trust, poker game, coin, antique dealer, diner, tantrum, revenge, broken glass, station wagon, heist, crimes, crime, vulgarity, friendship, friends, partners, store, society, human nature, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to American Buffalo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and clever films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, redemption, brutality, friendship and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like American Buffalo: Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), Spring Forward (1999), Lakeboat (2000), True Colors (1991), Diamond Men (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, desert, friendship, self discovery, love, highway, road trip, salesman, partners, social misfits, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, tucson arizona, california ...
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Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, buddies, society, love and romance, starting over, down on your luck, human nature, parents and children, boss and employee, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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Lakeboat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale ...
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: working class, graduate student, ship, cargo ship, college, machismo, prostitute, pier, trust, male female relationship, sailor, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, boston, tennessee, england, tokyo ...
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73%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Diamond Men (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new ...
Style: feel good, touching, ironic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, aging, workplace situations, heist, crimes, partners, mentor, mentor protege relationship, prostitute, diamond, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, australia, new jersey
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Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, crimes, gender, couples, city life, urban, gay bashing, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, campus, false accusation, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, pursuit, college ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a ...
Style: psychological, clever, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, introspection, writer's life, lifestyle, prodigy, human nature, unsuccessful, betrayal, crumbling marriage, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, friendship, photograph, homelessness, schizophrenia, photographer, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, friends, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, paralysis, strong female presence, profanity, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, couples, church, family problems, self discovery, introspection, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Family Business (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, complex, emotional ...
Plot: heist, family relations, family business, prison, life sentence, criminal, grandfather grandson relationship, crime, crimes, cons and scams, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, juvenile delinquency, society, best friends, gang, gays and lesbians, crimes, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: stock broker, friendship, drug lord, betrayal, 9/11, race against time, rage, introspection, regret, organized crime, mistrust, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prison, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison life, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, dishonesty, introspection, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, manhattan new york city ...
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Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, love and romance, betrayal, opposites attract, aging, strong female presence, friends, couples, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Employee of the Month (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, dark humor, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, partners, friendship, dishonesty, nothing goes right, greed, bank robbery, thirtysomething life, faked death, loan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, social misfits, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, society, surrealism, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: gloomy, serious, talky, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, twentysomething life, betrayal, friends, family relations, parents and children, society, friendship, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, parents and children, family life, drug abuse, vengeance, addiction, fall in love, human nature, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, couples, retiring, crimes, city life, old age, apartment building, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, college, anti war, weekend, protest, society, love and romance, buddies, hopes, politics, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, bittersweet, fighting the system, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, performer's life, going straight, profanity, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%