Movies like Car Wash

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Car Wash (1976)
 6.1
 6K
Car Wash (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking politically incorrect jokes to a constant soundtrack of disco and funk. Some of the workers find romance as the day moves along, but most are just happy to get through another shift.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, funny, realistic, comic, sexy, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: car wash, workplace, misfit, interracial relations, ambition, workplace situations, muslim, african american, fired from the job, working class, culture clash, unlikely friendships, militant, politics, society, gays and lesbians, hospital, gay, native american, prostitute, cowboy, marijuana, taxi driver, overweight man, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Car Wash

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about culture clash, runaway, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Car Wash: Pushing Tin (1999), The Intern (2015), Corrina, Corrina (1994), California Suite (1978), Which Way Is Up? (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 27K
Pushing Tin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, control room, dishonesty, workplace situations, competition, self control, airport, justice, paranoia, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 195K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, elderly, mentor, fashion, intern, family, office, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, interracial romance, self discovery, single parent, nanny, housekeeper, parents and children, romance, family life, family problems, dealing with death, master and servant ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
California Suite (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, tennis, custody, friendship, multiple storylines, love and romance, family problems, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Rev. Lenox Thomas - and Pryor has never been so outrageously funny. The ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good
Plot: labor union, disorder, romance, manipulations, workplace situations, love and romance, fall in love, couples, partners, dishonesty, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, rivalry, society, urban, beauty salon, workplace, family business, workplace romance, underdog, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) comes to her defense from ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, parking lot, romance, loneliness, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, couples, opposites attract, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, friendship, small town, on the road, cross dressing, culture clash, gender, ambition, contests and competitions, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nebraska, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 19K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transplant, romance, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 24K
Boomerang (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, opposites attract, buddies, boss and employee, unlikely couple, workplace, power relations, looking for love, success, african american protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shanghai Calling (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace situations, love and romance, manners, disorder, workplace romance, workplace, fall in love, romance, legal action, urban, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 11K
Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, call center, culture clash, corporate world, boss and employee, love and romance, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, family relations, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, love and romance, twentysomething life, lifestyle, erection ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, friends, cons and scams, misfit, mentally unstable, starting over, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 31K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, fall in love, happy ending, hospital, community service ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, south carolina, washington d.c., san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, identity crisis, moral dilemma, urban, actor's life, family relations, family reunited, parents separation, audition, society, proposal, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 11K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, friendship, mischievous children, farce, rich and poor, family problems, youth, social differences, family, toys, spoiled brat, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, realistic, biting, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, workplace situations, partners, buddies, disorder, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, friends, contests and competitions, chase, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blast from the Past (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, cold war, romance, couples, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, atomic bomb, fish out of water, baseball, happy ending, family, love story ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, crumbling marriage, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, family relations, couples, family problems, hopes, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 2K
Bootmen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sean Odkin loves to dance much to his fathers distain. When the woman he loves cannot return his love Sean goes in search of the only thing that can make him whole again and that is dancing.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tap dancing, dancing, brother brother relationship, love and romance, dancer's life, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, family relations, against the odds, ambition, love triangle, music ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 11K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: witty, talky, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper man, journalist, newspaper, retiring, friends, workplace, workplace situations, crimes, media satire, verbal byplay, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.5
 41K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, single father, parenthood, parents and children, nothing goes right, looking for love, disorder, fall in love, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 31K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, nothing goes right, society, social differences, pregnancy, nightclub, lifestyle change, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, dark humor, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, couples, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, parents and children, love and romance, nothing goes right, eccentric family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, manipulations, nothing goes right, love triangle, dishonesty, power relations, workplace, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, false accusation, pregnancy, culture clash, family life, family problems, couples, americana, society, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, rivalry, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rich and poor, movie business, film industry, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 92K
Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, marijuana, african american, machismo, friendship, ghetto, friends, hip hop culture, buddies, life is a bitch, rapper, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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