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Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Holly Golightly is a flighty Manhattan party girl, who expects "money for the powder room as well as for cab fare" for her companionship. She has even gotten a lucrative once weekly job to visit notorious convict Sally Tomato in Sing Sing, she needing to report back to Sally's lawyer the weather report that Sally tells her as proof of her visits with him in return for payment. Her aspirations for glamor and wealth are epitomized by the comfort she feels at Tiffany's, the famous high end jewelry retailer where she believes nothing can ever go wrong. Her resolve for this wealth is strengthened, if not changed slightly in focus, upon news from home. Into Holly's walk-up apartment building and thus her life is Paul Varjak, a writer who Holly states reminds her of her brother Fred, who she has not seen in years and who is currently enlisted in the army. The two quickly become friends in their want for something outside of their current lot. Paul's situation is closer to Holly's than he would like to admit. Having not had anything published in over five years, he is a kept man by his wealthy married "decorator", Emily Eustace Failenson - who he refers to as 2E - which allows him not to write, which he no longer truly does. Eventually, Paul falls for Holly, and wants to take care of her, instead of being taken care of as is his current situation. Although Holly also seems to be falling for him, the question becomes whether Paul can fulfill Holly's life aspirations, and if not what needs to change for there even to be the possibility of a future for them. (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Mood:melodrama, satire
Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:writer, japanese
Period:1960s
Story:woman smoking cigarette, wearing sunglasses inside, book as a gift, taxi ride, ginger cat, police arrest, pet cat, prison visitation, fifth avenue manhattan new york city, scene at a window, character appears on front page of a newspaper, negative asian stereotype, photograph in newspaper, kept man, character appears in newspaper, kissing in the rain, ethnic stereotype, earplug, yellow cab, annulment

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, bar
Period:1960s
Story:police arrest, telephone box, name change, rainstorm, blockbuster, typewriter, champagne, manhattan new york city, prostitution, sunglasses, taxi, extramarital affair, arrest, cat, los angeles california, prison, cult film, new york city, party, singing

Manhattan (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Manhattan (1979)

Forty-two year old Isaac Davis has a romanticized view of his hometown, New York City, most specifically Manhattan, as channeled through the lead character in the first book he is writing, despite his own Manhattan-based life being more of a tragicomedy. He has just quit his job as a hack writer for a bad television comedy, he, beyond the ten second rush of endorphins during the actual act of quitting, now regretting the decision, especially as he isn't sure he can live off his book writing career. He is paying two alimonies, his second ex-wife, Jill Davis, a lesbian, who is writing her own tell-all book of their acrimonious split. The one somewhat positive aspect of his life is that he is dating a young woman named Tracy, although she is only seventeen and still in high school. Largely because of their differences a big part of which is due to their ages, he does not see a long term future with her. His life has the potential to be even more tragicomical when he meets journalist Mary Wilkie, the mistress of his best friend, college professor Yale Pollack. Although Isaac's first impression of Mary is that she is a pretentious intellectual, he falls for her. They do become friends with the potential of becoming more than just friends as she knows that being the "other woman" in Yale's life is not a long term role that she wants. An Isaac/Mary coupling may complicate matters even more with Yale being mutually in their lives. Regardless, Isaac may be able to rationalize events after they happen, no matter what those events are. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment
Characters:writer
Story:book, woman, telephone box, comedy of manners, central park manhattan new york city, typewriter, break up, manhattan new york city, urban setting, extramarital affair, love triangle, new york city, cigarette smoking

Men In Black (1997)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Men In Black (1997)

Based off of the comic book. Unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named MiB. This agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation. Then, one of the agency's finest men only going by the name "K" ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) , is recruiting for a new addition to the agency. He has chosen James Edwards ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) of the N.Y.P.D. Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This was an alien a part of the "Bug" race. He takes the body of a farmer ('Vincent D'Onofrio' (qv)) and heads to New York. He is searching for a super energy source called "The Galaxy". Now, Agents J and K must stop the bug before it can escape with the galaxy. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Story:ginger cat, pet cat, character appears on front page of a newspaper, character appears in newspaper, yellow cab, jewelry store, famous score, code, blockbuster, newspaper headline, woman, manhattan new york city, sunglasses, taxi, book, cat, cult film, three word title, new york city, cigarette smoking

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Period:1960s
Story:prison visitation, code, brushing teeth, rainstorm, newspaper headline, police station, taxi, book, arrest, prison, cult film, cigarette smoking, police

Two Lovers (2008)
Drama, Romance

Two Lovers (2008)

Leonard Kraditor is a burned-out case, living with his immigrant parents after his fiancee left him, helping out at their Brooklyn dry cleaners, taking photographs, at loose ends, suicidal. In quick succession, he meets two women: Sandra, the daughter of his parents' business associates, frank, direct, sensual, Jewish like Leonard; and, his neighbor Michelle, mercurial, rootless, fun, blond, unattainable. Michelle is in love with a married man and cries on Leonard's shoulder; Sandra wants to save him. Is Leonard willing to risk losing Sandra's fidelity for the moments Michelle's moods swing toward him? Can this end well? This is why Two Lovers (2008) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Story:taxi ride, jewel, ring, neighbor, extramarital affair, love triangle, new york city, party, singing, kiss

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Drama, Romance

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Locations:bar
Story:pet cat, fire escape, revolving door, knitting, infatuation, shoplifting, woman, manhattan new york city, urban setting, taxi, cat, cult film, new york city, party, based on novel, kiss

Capote (2005)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Capote (2005)

Famed writer 'Truman Capote' (qv), southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle 'Harper Lee (I)' (qv), also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Truman knows that he has to take it to its natural conclusion, something which he cannot force. But also missing are the details of the November 14, 1959 event itself, something that neither Dick or Perry have divulged even in testimony. (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Period:1960s
Story:police arrest, prison visitation, book, telegram, typewriter, police station, neighbor, taxi, prison, new york city, party, cigarette smoking, police, kiss

A Clockwork Orange (1971) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:writer
Story:prison, famous score, rainstorm, blockbuster, newspaper headline, typewriter, library, woman, police station, mask, arrest, cat, cult film, three word title, singing, police, bare chested male, based on novel

The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:woman smoking cigarette, ginger cat, pet cat, crime boss, police station, urban setting, book, arrest, cat, female protagonist, prison, new york city, party, cigarette smoking, police

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961).

Themes:drunkenness
Story:rainstorm, crime boss, police station, urban setting, sunglasses, arrest, los angeles california, prison, cult film, three word title, party, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, police

Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:japanese
Story:woman, police station, prostitution, extramarital affair, los angeles california, party, cigarette smoking, based on novel, police

On The Road (2012) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Story:shoplifting, typewriter, prostitution, book, mask, cat, three word title, new york city, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, based on novel, police, kiss

As Good As It Gets (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

As Good As It Gets (1997)

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Locations:apartment
Characters:writer
Story:neighbor, animal in cast credits, blockbuster, woman, new york city, singing, kiss

Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:character appears on front page of a newspaper, photograph in newspaper, famous score, alley, blockbuster, newspaper headline, sunglasses, arrest, los angeles california, cult film, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, kiss

The Fisher King (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Fisher King (1991)

After hearing a popular DJ rail against yuppies, a madman carries out a massacre in a popular New York bar. Dejected and remorseful, the DJ strikes up a friendship with Parry, a former professor who became unhinged and then homeless after witnessing his wife's violent death in the bar shooting. The DJ seeks redemption by helping Parry in his quest to recover an item that he believes is the Holy Grail and to win the heart of the woman he loves. This is why The Fisher King (1991) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar
Story:wearing sunglasses inside, woman, character appears on front page of a newspaper, photograph in newspaper, character appears in newspaper, yellow cab, revolving door, central park manhattan new york city, break up, manhattan new york city, three word title, new york city, cigarette smoking

Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:writing
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Story:police arrest, woman, police station, manhattan new york city, neighbor, bathroom, sunglasses, extramarital affair, book, arrest, cat, new york city, party, cigarette smoking, police, based on novel, kiss

The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Mood:melodrama, satire
Locations:bar
Period:1960s
Story:famous score, rainstorm, blockbuster, library, strip club, break up, woman, sunglasses, extramarital affair, love triangle, los angeles california, cult film, party, bare chested male, based on novel, police, kiss

Swingers (1996)
Comedy, Drama

Swingers (1996)

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:central park manhattan new york city, being followed, break up, urban setting, los angeles california, cult film, new york city, party, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, kiss

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:code, loss of brother, rainstorm, crime boss, newspaper headline, strip club, police station, urban setting, sunglasses, arrest, prison, party, cigarette smoking, police, bare chested male

Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. This is why Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Themes:writing
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Period:1960s
Story:paparazzi, being followed, film producer, champagne, woman, sunglasses, extramarital affair, love triangle, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, kiss

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:alley, shoplifting, crime boss, police station, manhattan new york city, neighbor, urban setting, sunglasses, taxi, new york city, bare chested male, police

Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Story:book, infatuation, strip club, break up, woman, manhattan new york city, bathroom, taxi, extramarital affair, love triangle, new york city, cigarette smoking, kiss

The Apartment (1960)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Apartment (1960)

As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an insurance company, for close to four years, and is one of close to thirty-two thousand employees located in their Manhattan head office. To distinguish himself from all the other lowly cogs in the company in the hopes of moving up the corporate ladder, he often works late, but only because he can't get into his apartment, located off of Central Park West, since he has provided it to a handful of company executives - Mssrs. Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger - on a rotating basis for their extramarital liaisons in return for a good word to the personnel director, Jeff D. Sheldrake. When Baxter is called into Sheldrake's office for the first time, he learns that it isn't just to be promoted as he expects, but also to add married Sheldrake to the list to who he will lend his apartment. What Baxter is unaware of is that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik, an elevator girl in the building who Baxter himself fancies. In turn, Sheldrake has no idea of Baxter's own interest in Fran. And Fran, who is in love with Sheldrake, has no idea that she is only the latest in a long line of Sheldrake's mistresses, that Sheldrake has no intention of leaving his wife for her, and that the apartment belongs to Baxter, who she likes as a friend. As some of these facts come to light on Christmas Eve, one of the three makes a unilateral decision. That decision sets off a series of events over the course of the next week which makes each of the three examine what he/she really wants which in turn may be incompatible with the other two. They are helped along the way by Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger who are now feeling neglected as Baxter no longer needs their assistance in moving up, by Miss Olsen, Sheldrake's long serving secretary who was also once his mistress, and by Dr. Dreyfus, a physician and one of Baxter's many exasperated neighbors who believes Baxter is a playboy based on all the noise he hears in Baxter's apartment and the plethora of empty liquor bottles Baxter seems to be always discarding. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:central park manhattan new york city, brushing teeth, champagne, break up, manhattan new york city, neighbor, bathroom, sunglasses, taxi, extramarital affair, love triangle, new york city, singing, cigarette smoking, kiss

Maid In Manhattan (2002) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Maid In Manhattan (2002)

Marisa Ventura is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall, a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. (Read More)

Story:jewelry store, revolving door, paparazzi, central park manhattan new york city, newspaper headline, break up, woman, manhattan new york city, sunglasses, taxi, new york city, party, singing

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. This is why Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Story:typewriter, library, manhattan new york city, book, arrest, cat, new york city, party, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, kiss, police

Taxi (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Taxi (1998)

In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job. (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Story:taxi ride, police station, taxi, mask, arrest, police

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Period:1960s
Story:police arrest, fire escape, bus station, newspaper headline, manhattan new york city, taxi, arrest, three word title, new york city, party, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, police, kiss

Summer Of Sam (1999) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Summer Of Sam (1999)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:being followed, crime boss, manhattan new york city, neighbor, urban setting, extramarital affair, cult film, new york city, cigarette smoking, police

Just My Luck (2006)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Just My Luck (2006)

In Manhattan, Ashley Albright is a lucky woman and very successful in the agency where she works. The clumsy Jake Hardin is an unlucky aspirant manager of the rock band McFly, who is unsuccessfully trying to contact the entrepreneur Damon Phillips to promote his band. When Ashley meets Jake in a masquerade party, they kiss each other, swapping her fortune with his bad luck. (Read More)

Story:rainstorm, woman, manhattan new york city, neighbor, taxi, arrest, cat, new york city, party, kiss

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. This is why Kill The Irishman (2011) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Period:1960s
Story:ethnic stereotype, crime boss, newspaper headline, police station, arrest, prison, three word title, new york city, police

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:broken engagement, champagne, break up, woman, manhattan new york city, sunglasses, taxi, cat, cult film, new york city, party, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, based on novel, kiss, police

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Comedy, Drama

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:writer
Story:woman, thinness, central park manhattan new york city, brushing teeth, blockbuster, champagne, break up, manhattan new york city, taxi, book, female protagonist, new york city, based on novel, kiss

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. In brown skinned Dante and white skinned young adolescent Teya spending time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna, who meets Alex by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe and Mitzie are spending their 63rd wedding anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:writer
Story:woman, fifth avenue manhattan new york city, jewelry store, infatuation, central park manhattan new york city, being followed, champagne, manhattan new york city, urban setting, taxi, book, new york city, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, kiss

Hair (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Period:1960s
Story:central park manhattan new york city, being followed, manhattan new york city, sunglasses, taxi, cult film, new york city, party, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, police

The Squid And The Whale (2005)
Comedy, Drama

The Squid And The Whale (2005)

In 1986, In Brooklyn, New York, the dysfunctional family of pseudo intellectuals composed by the university professor Bernard and the prominent writer Joan split. Bernard is a selfish, cheap and jealous decadent writer that rationalizes every attitude in his family and life and does not accept "philistines" - people that do not read books or watch movies, while the unfaithful Joan is growing as a writer and has no problems with "philistines". Their sons, the teenager Walt and the boy Frank, feel the separation and take side: Walt stays with Bernard, and Frank with Joan, and both are affected with abnormal behaviors. Frank drinks booze and smears with sperm the books in the library and a locker in the dress room of his school. The messed-up and insecure Walt uses Roger Water's song "Hey You" in a festival as if it was of his own, and breaks up with his girlfriend Sophie. Meanwhile Joan has an affair with Frank's tennis teacher Ivan and Bernard with his student Lili. This is why The Squid And The Whale (2005) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Locations:apartment
Characters:writer
Story:typewriter, library, break up, bathroom, extramarital affair, book, cat, new york city, party, singing, bare chested male, kiss, police

Barton Fink (1991) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Barton Fink (1991)

In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Characters:writer
Story:neighbor, film producer, typewriter, bathroom, los angeles california, cult film, new york city

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. (Read More)

Story:woman, comedy of manners, blockbuster, apostrophe in title, urban setting, extramarital affair, book, love triangle, female protagonist, three word title, party, singing, cigarette smoking, based on novel, kiss

The Lost Weekend (1945)
Drama, Film-noir

The Lost Weekend (1945)

Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle. But this bout looks like being his last...one way or the other. (Read More)

Themes:writing, drunkenness
Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar, apartment
Characters:writer
Story:telephone box, typewriter, manhattan new york city, new york city, singing, based on novel

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:millionaire, newspaper headline, woman, manhattan new york city, urban setting, extramarital affair, arrest, new york city, party, bare chested male, police

Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. This is why Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:code, nickname, ring, library, police station, bathroom, book, love triangle, arrest, los angeles california, party, bare chested male, based on novel, police, kiss

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Drama, Thriller

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

Locations:apartment
Story:woman smoking cigarette, central park manhattan new york city, blockbuster, champagne, library, woman, police station, manhattan new york city, extramarital affair, book, cult film, new york city, cigarette smoking, kiss, police

Naked Lunch (1991)
Drama

Naked Lunch (1991)

Not an adaptation of beat writer William S. Burrough's novel but a mix of biography and an interpretation of his drug- induced writing processes combined with elements of his work in this paranoid fantasy about Bill Lee, a writer who accidentally shoots his wife, whose typewriter transforms into a cockroach and who becomes involved in a mysterious plot in North African port called Interzone. Wonderfully bizarre, not unlike Burrough's books. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Story:bus station, typewriter, new york city, based on novel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Characters:writer
Period:1960s
Story:police arrest, telegram, code, being followed, newspaper headline, typewriter, champagne, taxi, book, arrest, cat, prison, singing, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, kiss, police

Annie Hall (1977) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Comedy, Romance

Annie Hall (1977)

Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through fifteen years of therapy to make this relationship with Annie last, among those issues being not wanting to date any woman that would want to date him, and thus subconsciously pushing those women away. Alvy not only reviews the many ups and many downs of their relationship, but also reviews the many facets of his makeup that led to him starting to date Annie. Those facets include growing up next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, being attracted to the opposite sex for as long as he can remember, and enduring years of Jewish guilt with his constantly arguing parents. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:writer
Period:1960s
Story:taxi ride, telephone box, comedy of manners, break up, woman, urban setting, los angeles california, new york city, cigarette smoking

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. This is why Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:apartment, bar
Story:alley, champagne, manhattan new york city, sunglasses, taxi, arrest, new york city, party, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, based on novel, kiss

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Comedy, Drama

La Dolce Vita (1960)

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:satire
Characters:writer
Story:famous score, paparazzi, rainstorm, blockbuster, woman, urban setting, cat, cult film, three word title, party, police

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:melodrama
Characters:writer
Story:woman, police station, extramarital affair, book, arrest, los angeles california, new york city, party, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, based on novel, police

Madeo (2009) is one of the best movies like Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Story:prison visitation, alley, being followed, police station, book, arrest, female protagonist, prison, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, police

The Godfather (1972)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather (1972)

When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:character appears in newspaper, telephone box, revolving door, famous score, paparazzi, film producer, crime boss, woman, manhattan new york city, bathroom, extramarital affair, cat, los angeles california, cult film, new york city, based on novel, kiss, police

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