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Art School Confidential (2006)
 6.3
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Art School Confidential (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, witty ...
Plot: painting, serial killer, murder, investigation, art school, dormitory, ambition, crimes, lifestyle, artist, fan, teenage girl, teacher student relationship, satire, college, running, performer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, college life, actor's life, deadly, celebrity culture, student, teenage crush ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, witty, humorous and clever films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, pornography, catastrophe, loneliness, mentor and drinking alcohol mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Art School Confidential: Storytelling (2001), The Opposite of Sex (1997), Satan's Brew (1976), Kicking and Screaming (1995), Dedication (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, bleak, cynical, rough, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family problems, filmmaking, suburbs, strong sexual content, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
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The Opposite of Sex (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: dark humor, witty, sexy, sexual, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Satan's Brew (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: munich germany, southern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking, drinking alcohol, roommate, party, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, prague, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, psychological, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: financial problem, romance, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, fall in love, holiday, couples, love affair, love and romance, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, Isle Of Man
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Style: witty, humorous, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, love and romance, self confidence, petty criminal, money, musician, serial killer, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, las vegas
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65%
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Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace intrigue, couple relations, husband wife relationship, celebrity culture, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, ex convict, gossip, redemption, auto mechanic, fall in love, sexual content, profanity, couples, social relations, family relations, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, long island, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Style: stylized, humorous, melancholic, entertaining, surreal ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Shape of Things (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: psychological, cynical, dark humor, contemplative, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: college, friendship, betrayal, makeover, power of love, lifestyle, fall in love, buddies, couple relations, destructive relationship, friends, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
 7.2
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Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: jealousy, teacher, satire, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, teenage life, society, lifestyle, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
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Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, semi serious, philosophical ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love affair, love and romance, mystery, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Anniversary Party (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
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Style: witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Life's in Turnaround (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
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57%
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Style: humorous, realistic, contemplative, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
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55%
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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55%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, light ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 2K
The Moderns (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet, melancholic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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53%