Title Recommendations based on Annie Hall
This is Us features a group of characters who only have the same birthday connecting them to each other. They include Jack and his pregnant wife Rebecca; actor Kevin and his overweight twin-sister Kate; and commodities trader Randall. The plotlines are all different, but what is consistent about the show is that all characters are completely relatable.
Liz Lemon is the head writer and occasional actress on the TV sketch-comedy show TGS with Tracy Jordan. As the creator of the show, she often feels it necessary to micro-manage lest it be ruined, in large part due to the incompetence and immaturity of of her crew and melodramatic stars. And she has to manage upwards too: her boss Jack Donaghy is an egomaniac.
Dazed and Confused follows the adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976. The film focuses on Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete but he also likes smoking weed—which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.
Beavis and Butt-head are juvenile delinquents. Beavis likes to consume as much sugar as possible, channel his alter-ego "Cornholio," pick his nose, and start fires. Butt-head's favorite activities include telling Beavis to shut up, slapping him, insulting him, making prank calls, and talking about chicks. With no adult supervision and complete apathy towards school, there's little for them to do but hang out with each other and make fun of music videos.
For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.
Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theordore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.
Historical reenactments from A-list talent are told by inebriated storytellers. History has never been so fun.
The quiet British seaside town of Broadchurch is a tight-knit area, and everyone looks out for each other. The town thrives on tourism for its beaches, which unfortunately has become a murder crime scene after Young Danny Latimer snuck out of his house one night and never returned. Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller are on the case.
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
Tony Soprano has everything he ever wanted. At home he has a beautiful wife, his high school sweetheart Carmela, and two kids: daughter Meadow and son A.J. In business, he is really the capo of the DiMeo organized crime family with loyal associates like Silvio, Paulie and his nephew Christopher. But even with all his success, Tony is as unhappy as he's ever been.
Gritty, suspenseful, and hardboiled, True Detective emerged in 2014 as a great contribution to the crime genre and another instant HBO classic. With engrossing dialogue and stark conflict of personalities, True Detective is thrilling, moving, and worthy of its high critical acclaim—with meditations on mortality and what it means to be a true detective and a good human being.
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.