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Art School Confidential (2006)
 6.3
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Art School Confidential (2006)
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, offbeat, witty, biting, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, artist, dormitory, art school, investigation, painting, college, student, teenage crush, ambition, crimes, deadly, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, college life, fan, running, lifestyle, drinking, gay, love, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, semi serious and humorous films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, pornography, loneliness, runaway and drinking mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Art School Confidential: Color Me Kubrick (2005), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Ghost World (2001), The Chumscrubber (2005), Igby Goes Down (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
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, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, gays and lesbians, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, celebrity culture, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: clever, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: comeback, career, college dropout, hypnosis, on the road, performer's life, showbiz, magic show, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, celebrity culture, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
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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: humorous, not serious, biting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: art, photographer, art gallery, gallery, fish out of water, working class, perversion, stripper, drugs/alcohol, media satire, eroticism, sex party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, maryland, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, witty, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont, harvard university
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 7.3
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Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Plot: fame, politics, murder, money, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, society, suburbs, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: clever, surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
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Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: college, teachers and students, cause and meaning, small town, love affair, mystery, love and romance, murder, existentialism, depression, professor, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love & Human Remains (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
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Story: Dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city. Dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and ...
Style: dark humor, sexual, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Roger Dodger (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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 17K
Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The New Age (1994)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 16K
Storytelling (2001)
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44%
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S.O.B. (1981)
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 71K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
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, realistic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Man About Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, cynical ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 123K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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