Movies like Car Wash

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Car Wash (1976)
 6.2
 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, 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, car, native american, prostitute, cowboy, marijuana, taxi driver, bookies ...
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, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, redemption, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Car Wash: Pushing Tin (1999), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Shanghai Calling (2012), California Suite (1978), Shades of Ray (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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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, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
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, long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, suspense, offbeat, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, fighting the system, nothing goes right, partners, contests and competitions, buddies, underdog, rivalry, workplace situations, disorder, friends, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, disorder, legal, misfit, fish out of water, workplace romance, fall in love, workplace situations, legal action, shrewd, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, multiple storylines, friendship, custody, womanizer, tennis, hollywood, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, identity crisis, couple relations, interracial relations, romance, parents and children, family reunited, moral dilemma, audition, family relations, couples, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Plot: labor union, partners, romance, misfit, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, mentally unstable, prodigy, odd couple, society, workplace ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 2K
Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, parents and children, suburbs, racism, teenage life, discrimination, suburban life, family life, social differences, satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, feel good, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: working class, love and romance, down on your luck, human nature, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, society, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, tenant ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, society, rivalry, profanity, workplace situations, workplace romance, family business, boss and employee, urban, hip hop, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, hippie, parking lot, romance, loneliness, opposites attract, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, couples, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: friendship, farce, family problems, youth, social differences, rich and poor, family, rich kid, toys, mischievous children, job seeking, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wine, vineyard, friendship, family business, ambition, escapades, intern, workplace, contests and competitions, love affair, boxing, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, california, europe, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 98K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, hip hop, african american, ghetto, friends, rapper, weed, rap, disorder, nothing goes right, drugs, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 situations, media satire, friends, workplace, crimes, satire, journalism, reporter, scoop ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 70s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, boss and employee, buddies, unlikely couple, opposites attract, power relations, workplace, looking for love, success, african american protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, cold war, fall in love, romance, hiding place, couples, teaching the ways of the world, atomic bomb, baseball, fish out of water, happy ending, family ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Leave It on the Floor (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Our African-American hero , Brad is bullied by his dysfunctional mom; he flees his home and by chance tumbles down the rabbit-hole into the LA ball scene where he finds a ragtag new famiiy. With music by Beyonce music director, Kim Burse, screenplay ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, rivalry, nightclub, ambition, nightlife, self discovery, gender, gay relationship, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 33K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 43K
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: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, single father, one day, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, hopes, workplace situations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.1
 213K
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, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, unlikely friendships, workplace situations, elderly, life philosophy, fashion, office, family, intern, prejudice, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, tap dance, tap dancing, family relations, brother brother relationship, love and romance, ambition, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, against the odds, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gender bending, gay, gay slur, friendship, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, cross country, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boss, workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, culture clash, love and romance, corporate world, manager, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 8K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, medical school ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 429
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: ambition, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, media satire, self discovery, human spirit, love affair, rich and poor, workplace situations, society, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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