Movies like Art School Confidential

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Art School Confidential
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: clever, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, satirical, artsy, offbeat, absurd, witty ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, artist, drinking, art, gay, college, coming of age, obsession, ambition, mentor, creativity, writers, stereotypes, murder mystery, storytelling, crimes, pornography, life philosophy, undercover cop, nudity (topless - notable), deadly, dark fantasy, twists & turns, depression ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Rushmore
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Adaptation.
Comedy, Drama
USA
114 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, pornography, loneliness, mentor, writers and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Art School Confidential: Irrational Man (2015), The Chumscrubber (2005), Slacker (1991), Storytelling (2001), Henry Fool (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Irrational Man
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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.
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Plot: small town, murder, existentialism, college, depression, cause and meaning, crime, life philosophy, love affair, philosophy, life, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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The Chumscrubber
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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Slacker
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, semi serious, intellectual ...
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Duration: 87 min.
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    User:   81%
 
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: cynical, clever, witty, stylized, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
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The New Age
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Country: USA
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Story: While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the British novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Margot at the Wedding
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    User:   68%
 
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Chuck & Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, gay, friendship, sexuality, mentally unstable, stalking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, workplace, homosexuality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Palindromes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, psychological, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, abortion, sexual abuse, child abuse, runaway, coming of age, adoption, disability, depression, pornography, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
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Rushmore
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: stylized, clever, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, teacher, mentor, depression, adolescence, obsession, prodigy, love triangle, deadpan, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Adaptation.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, intellectual ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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World's Greatest Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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What Just Happened
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: humorous, semi serious, satirical, clever, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Junebug
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, culture clash, artist, small town, art, hospital, family bonds, in-laws, marriage, relationships, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
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Your Sister's Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, solitude, romance, pregnancy, dealing with death, relationships, dialogue driven, sisters, introspection, dialogue, island, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, new york state ...
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System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
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Short Cuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, reflective ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Roger Dodger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
Stardust Memories
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, clever, witty ...
Plot: hotel, postmodernism, weekend, relationships, introspection, existentialism, sarcasm, couple relations, obsession, art, life & death, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Maps to the Stars
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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