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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Adaptation.
Comedy, Drama
USA
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Me and You and Everyone We Know
Comedy, Drama
USA, UK
91 min.
 7.3
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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, pornography, life philosophy, catastrophe and writers mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Art School Confidential: Ghost World (2001), Color Me Kubrick (2005), Irrational Man (2015), Queens Logic (1991), The Great Buck Howard (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ghost World
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Duration: 111 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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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.
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Irrational Man
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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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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
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The Great Buck Howard
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The New Age
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
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The Object of Beauty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Style: talky, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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Love & Human Remains
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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: sexual, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: canada
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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, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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State and Main
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
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Adaptation.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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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 ...
Plot: writer's life, obsession, writing, loneliness, imagination, twins, hollywood, mentally unstable, postmodernism, writers, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new york, florida
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Chuck & Buck
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Country: USA
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Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
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The Anniversary Party
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
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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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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, realistic, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The House of Yes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
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Time: 90s
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Trust
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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, realistic, humorous ...
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Rushmore
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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The Trip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, road movie ...
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