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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, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, teenage life, youth, family relations, racism, parents and children, injustice, family life, satire, suburbs, discrimination, social differences, society, opposites attract, suburban life, disorder, parent child relationship, basketball, racial slur, african american, wealth, poverty, father son relationship ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about society, family relations, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, satire 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), All the Rage (1999). 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: suspense, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, racism, suburbs, misfit, law firm, ambition, underdog, high school life, against the odds, social differences, society, lottery ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, family problems, society, farce, real estate, single father, homelessness, fashion, family, life philosophy, family drama, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
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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, witty ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, family relations, social relations, introspection, suburban life, love and romance, small town, strong female presence, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, buddies, partners, disorder, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, friends, workplace situations, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.5
 2K
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, weapons, multiple storylines, geek, family drama, prejudice, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic ...
Plot: switching roles, racism, satire, culture clash, doctors and patients, society, showbiz, militant, discrimination, injustice, americana, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
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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: humorous, semi serious, clever, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: prank, feud, neighbor, couples, suburbs, eccentric family, road not taken, contests and competitions, suburban life, rivalry, satire, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, anti conformity ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, society, nothing goes right, disorder, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, biting, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, youth, anti semitism, working class, ghetto, social differences, society, human nature, innocence lost, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: tv show, single parent, alcohol abuse, kidnapping, photo album, widower, child abduction, bittersweet, redemption, dysfunctional family, death in the family, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: offbeat, dark humor, biting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, suburban life, golden years, master and servant, family relations, uninvited guest, society, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, suburbs, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 6K
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: biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, coming of age, buddies, soul music, contests and competitions, interracial relations, youth, university, social differences, society, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, young heroes, parents and children, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, high school, culture clash, friendship, school, couples, looking for love, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, eccentric family, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, disorder, social decay, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, college, school, satire, bittersweet, teachers and students, dedicated educator, parents and children, college life, skyscraper, power relations, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, nothing goes right, disorder, family problems, family life, self discovery, down on your luck, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, society, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, infidelity, family problems, breakup, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, social misfits, romance, fall in love, youth, homeless, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, dark humor, suspense, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, nun, half sister, power relations, workplace, fighting the system, family problems, family relations, rebellion, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, heist, gambling debt, craps, broken nose, stripper, roulette ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 959
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, celebrity culture, suburban life, parents and children, brat, mischievous children, innocence lost, society, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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42%
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The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, mischievous children, family relations, rich and poor, society, screwball, youth, parents and children, disorder, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 17K
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, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, society, family life, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 3K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, nothing goes right, couple relations, unsuccessful, family relations, silly humor, clergy, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 4K
High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, couples, family relations, liberal, realism, suburbs, politics, culture clash, pregnancy, couple relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%