Movies like Breakfast of Champions

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Breakfast of Champions (1999)
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Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, humorous, witty, talky, intense, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, car salesman, self discovery, losing-it hero, couple relations, against the rules, small town life, small town, satire, success, friendship, extramarital affair, adaptation, surrealism, life philosophy, lone hero, writer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, showbiz, desire for fame, book, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, hawaii

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and talky films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, writers, pornography, mentor, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Breakfast of Champions: Comic Book Villains (2002), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), The Muse (1999), Festival in Cannes (2001), Die, Mommie, Die! (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, comic book shop, crimes, dishonesty, rivals, friendship, rival, comics, feud, old woman, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, satire, dog, self discovery, rescue, yuppie, uninvited guest, family relations, eating disorder, wealth, swimming pool, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, writing, family, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, couples, desire for fame, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, satirical, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, eccentric family, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, parents and children, transvestism, love affair, parody, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: spain, greenwich village manhattan new york city, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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82%
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The Amateurs (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sex sells in America and these guys know it. The Amateurs follows a small town band of loveable losers who hit upon an idea that can make their dreams and fantasies come true. Thinking they've found the road to riches and fame they decide to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, friendship, filmmaking, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, against the odds, sexual dysfunction, buddies, small town life, couple relations, sex aid ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: twins, disorder, self discovery, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, infidelity, urban, couple relations, city life, social differences, store, parents and children, human nature, introspection, getting along ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, ironic, satirical, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, looking for love, love and romance, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, answering machine, masturbation, phone sex, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, aging, elderly, family relations, parents and children, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
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In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexism, workplace, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, workplace situations, shyness, self esteem, family relations, concierge, female director, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa, ireland, los angeles, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, couples, friends, disorder, silly humor, school, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, couple relations, self discovery, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, contests and competitions, youth, parents and children, small town, couple relations, family relations, couples, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, hopes, love and romance, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, suffering, estrangement, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, rehearsal, actor's life, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, disorder, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
Place: los angeles, usa, africa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, showbiz, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, change of luck, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, gambling, jealousy, feud, money, submachine gun, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting ...
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: breakup, aunt nephew relationship, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, best friends, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, redemption, couples, friends, puppet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Afterglow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, traffic jam, pregnancy, depression, obsession, romance, family problems, couple relations, doctors and patients, love affair, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Extra Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, cross dressing, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, misfit, father son relationship, eccentricity, rudeness, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, russia, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, loser, couples, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, comedian, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: small town, satire, mechanic, dentist, audition, backstage, amateur theater, chinese restaurant, city council, improv, travel agent, alien contact ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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