Movies like Carbon Copy

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Carbon Copy (1981)
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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, clever, suspense, realistic, witty, cynical, semi serious, biting, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, youth, racism, family relations, parents and children, family life, injustice, discrimination, teenage life, social differences, society, opposites attract, suburbs, satire, suburban life, disorder, parent child relationship, basketball, wealth, african american, poverty, father and son, poor ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about family relations, society, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Carbon Copy: Good Fences (2003), Where the Heart Is (1990), Smile (1975), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Real Life (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, culture clash, social differences, dysfunctional family, injustice, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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95%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, fashion, homelessness, family, life philosophy, destiny, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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88%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, couples, disorder, social relations, family relations, social differences, self discovery, teenage life, americana, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, dark humor, friends, disorder, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, buddies, fighting the system, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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75%
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All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, intense, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, crimes of passion, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, multiple storylines, geek, prejudice, weapons, mental illness, loneliness, satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 711
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: cynical, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, farce, couples, family relations, disorder, dark humor, starting over, lifestyle, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, biting, humorous, witty ...
Plot: switching roles, bus, racism, satire, culture clash, injustice, militant, restaurant, nosy, fighting the system, society, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey
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73%
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: ghetto, anti semitism, workplace situations, innocence lost, social differences, rich and poor, human nature, working class, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alcohol abuse, kidnapping, tv show, single parent, child abduction, widower, bittersweet, redemption, dysfunctional family, racism, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor's life, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, young heroes, family relations, showbiz, self discovery, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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School Daze (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, r&b, social differences, university, college life, interracial relations, youth, buddies, society, contests and competitions, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, disorder, crimes, youth, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, sex aid, single parent, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, couples, love and romance, society, romance, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, dice, fight, stripper, roulette, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, family life, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Auntie Danielle (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, female villain, master and servant, society, golden years, uninvited guest, family problems, dark humor, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, clever ...
Plot: family relations, college, college life, human nature, family life, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage life, skyscraper, school, military life, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.4
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
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63%
 6.5
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Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, switching roles, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, rise and fall, misfit, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, parenthood, husband wife relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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63%
 6.9
 19K
East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, tradition, family relations, muslim, islam, arranged marriage, family problems, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, society, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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62%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, lifestyle, starting over, rise and fall, love and romance, breakup, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 432
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, humorous, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, half sister, nun, dark humor, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, siblings relations, doctors and patients, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 410
Chance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Panama, Colombia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of Toña and Paquita, the housekeepers for the aristocratic González-Dubois family. These domestic employees have been mistreated for quite some time and they are tired of their situation. So when the family plans a shopping trip to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, semi serious, captivating, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, satire, master and servant, confined, crimes, workplace, family life, social differences, society, injustice, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%