Movies like Car Wash

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Car Wash (1976)
 6.1
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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, cult film, nostalgic, comic, sexy ...
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, hospital, society, gays and lesbians, silly humor, gay, native american, prostitute, cowboy, marijuana, taxi driver, overweight man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey

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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, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Car Wash: Pushing Tin (1999), Shanghai Calling (2012), Two Family House (2000), Shades of Ray (2008), California Suite (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, workplace situations, control room, dishonesty, competition, self control, airport, justice, paranoia, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fish out of water, legal, disorder, fall in love, love and romance, workplace romance, misfit, workplace situations, society, shrewd, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: working class, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, couples, human nature, society, life is a bitch, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, tenant ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, interracial relations, couple relations, identity crisis, family relations, audition, moral dilemma, actor's life, family reunited, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, cross dressing, friendship, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, ambition, showbiz, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, california, london, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, tennis, custody, friendship, multiple storylines, family problems, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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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, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, mentor, elderly, office, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, intern, prejudice, golden years, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, dishonesty, odd couple, society, misfit, manipulations, workplace situations, partners, mentally unstable, couples, social differences, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, atomic bomb, fish out of water, baseball, happy ending, family, love story ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 15K
Bottle Shock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, factual ...
Plot: wine, friendship, family business, ambition, escapades, intern, contests and competitions, love affair, workplace, vineyard, boxing, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, california, usa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 12K
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: humorous, talky, light, witty, captivating ...
Plot: newspaper, journalist, media, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, friends, media satire, satire, journalism, reporter, social satire ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 25K
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: semi serious, feel good, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, opposites attract, buddies, boss and employee, unlikely couple, power relations, workplace, looking for love, success, african american protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, friends, hip hop, profanity, family business, society, workplace romance, love and romance, boss and employee, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, transplant, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, italy, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, satire, actor's life, society, misfit, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, culture clash, boss and employee, corporate world, manager, workplace romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, couple relations, workplace situations, family relations, parents and children, couples, human nature, family problems, romance, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tap dancing, dancing, brother brother relationship, follow your dream, family relations, against the odds, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, music, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, farce, youth, family problems, social differences, rich and poor, family, rich kid, spoiled brat, job seeking, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, cons and scams, friends, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, erection ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 95K
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, cult film ...
Plot: marijuana, hip hop, rapper, african american, hip hop culture, profanity, machismo, friendship, ghetto, buddies, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, parking lot, romance, loneliness, opposites attract, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, infidelity, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.7
 10K
Syrup (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, betrayal, power relations, workplace situations, dishonesty, inventions and discoveries, advertising agency, female boss, satire, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Thousand Words (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace, change of heart, life turned upside down, family relations, liar, literary agent, introspection, curses spells and rituals, life & death, husband wife relationship, guru, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, biting, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, rivalry, underdog, fighting the system, disorder, partners, buddies, workplace situations, friends, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Americanizing Shelley (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, disorder, fall in love, social differences, opposites attract, teaching the ways of the world, filmmaking, misfit, fish out of water, celebrity culture, country, immigration ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sweet ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, friendship, self discovery, nanny, parents and children, single parent, housekeeper, single father, romance, family life, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, love affair, fall in love, nothing goes right, society, social differences, pregnancy, nightclub, lifestyle change, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 32K
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, happy ending, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., south carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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