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Carpool Guy (2005)
 5.1
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Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use the carpool lane. The two form an unexpected bond, and Joel comes to realize that sometimes changing lanes can change your life.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: office, rich and poor, partners, ambition, workplace intrigue, blind ambition, unlikely partners, couples, traffic jam, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, workplace, odd couple, relationship vs career, workplace situations, power relations, footsie under the table
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about disorder, workplace, workplace situations, ambition, couples, power relations and partners mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Carpool Guy: Demoted (2011), Live Nude Girls (2014), Haiku Tunnel (2001), White Collar Blues (1975), Sherman's Way (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: prank, office, workplace, workplace intrigue, switching roles, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
Live Nude Girls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Shane inherits a gentleman's club from his estranged uncle, he leaves his Midwestern home for Los Angeles. Run by a booze hound and employing a dozen out of control strippers, Shane must do everything he can to save the club from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: stripper, nightclub, workplace, disorder, starting over, boss and employee, workplace situations, bankruptcy, strip club, sex scene, breasts, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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67%
 6.2
 1K
Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, law firm, fish out of water, stoners, thirtysomething life, power relations, misfit, introspection, workplace situations, boss and employee, nothing goes right, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: office, goofy hero, disorder, workplace, power relations, nothing goes right, boss and employee, down on your luck, workplace situations, new year's eve, bad luck, surrealism
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.5
 514
Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: eccentric family, partners, small town life, small town, on the road, disorder, couples, misfit, lifestyle, odd couple, introspection, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.4
 659
Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: workplace, buddies, social misfits, workplace situations, boss and employee, misfit, friends, actor, banker, cult, bitch, gym ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Da' Booty Shop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tyrone Johnson is in jail. As a result his sister Yolanda, an exotic dancer, inherits Tyrone's struggling hair salon business. She first sees the shop as a burden and waste of her time and puts the shop up for sale. But Yolanda eventually sees ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: workplace situations, follow your dream, relationship vs career, city life, workplace intrigue, store, society, urban, workplace, beauty salon, anti heroes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 1K
The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: friendship, partners, nothing goes right, disability, artists and showbiz, youth, hollywood, teenage life, buddies, wish come true, good versus evil, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Matter of Principles (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man with seemingly unwavering ethics is challenged by his new boss, who believes everyone has a price and it willing to prove it. In this Capra-esque tale no one leaves unscathed when principles and pragmatism collide.
Style: captivating, sincere, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: human spirit, couples, moral dilemma, social relations, power relations, workplace, office, couple relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, magazine, modeling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: performer's life, life is a bitch, cons and scams, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, down on your luck, escapades, comedy of errors, estrangement, disorder, bail bondsman, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 4.0
 1K
Boy Toy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jake: an unsuccessful - yet well endowed - underwear model in L.A, who finds a lucrative new line of work as a platonic escort for women of a certain age. But, just as he finds himself a deep-pocketed "sugar mama" in Barbra, he meets ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, sentimental
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, couples, platonic, love and romance, battle of the sexes, womanizer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 210
A True Story (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, student film
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, writer's life, friends, renewed love, hollywood, innocence lost, buddies, partners, friendship, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 620
Fast Food (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Auggie wants to make it big and has tried pretty much everything in order to do so. His next idea: turn his cousin's garage into a burger joint. To make it appealing, they develop a very very very special sauce. But beware, the king of fast ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, disorder, couples, buddies, dishonesty, partners, ambition, twentysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, gas station, restaurant ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Artois the Goat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lab technician Virgil Gurdies struggles to choose between his truelove Angie and his newfound quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, workplace situations, escapades, countryside, partners, disorder, laboratory, destiny, romance, unlikely partners, misfit partners, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
How to Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When former comedian Mark McCarthy is faced with a rare form of cancer, he hires a young, impressionable cameraman to document his crude and comical lessons on what it means to be a man for his unborn son.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, odd couple, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, couples, buddies, partners, filmmaking, pregnancy, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 47
Get a Job (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to save his own job, an employment agent has to find work for the most unemployable man on Maui.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy
Plot: unemployment, adult as child, goofy hero, workplace situations, workplace, partners, disorder, friends, racial stereotype, wedding, farce, hawaiian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 484
Drones (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brian Dilks is an Office Drone. He spends his days at OmniLink in comforting monotony: facilitating the movement of product around the country, faxing, copying, joking with his best friend, Clark, and harmlessly flirting with fellow cubicle-mate, ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous
Plot: office, buddies, disorder, imaginary, space and aliens, love and romance, workplace situations, danger, secret identity, workplace romance, alien encounter, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic
Plot: stripper, disorder, therapy, self discovery, writer's life, nothing goes right, love and romance, down on your luck, romance, friendship, couples, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 2K
Noobz (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, computers and web, contests and competitions, on the road, buddies, video game, rivalry, friends, adventure, misfit partners, lifestyle, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, disorder, downfall, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, media satire, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, media, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 1.8
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Scouts Honor (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bumbling brothers David and Tim Appleorchard attempt to keep their family-owned summer camp from falling into the hands of their evil, greedy sibling (Chris Kattan) by earning their fist merit badges by the time they turn 30.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, rivalry, siblings relations, goofy hero, contests and competitions, workplace, family business, camp, family relations, ambition, summer, uniform ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotshot hero, blind ambition, workplace, farce, disorder, rise to the top, love and romance, workplace situations, boss and employee, ambition, rivalry, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 4.9
 475
The Boss' Wife (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Daniel Stern stars as a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him...his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife! THE BOSS' WIFE is a full-bodied, high-spirited, bedroom comedy about lust, love ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: disorder, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, workplace romance, stock broker, power relations, radio show, workplace, pregnancy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 996
Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mr Accident is a satirical, romantic rocket ride through the lives of a bunch of losers hurtling into the chaos that is contemporary life. It's a circus of cool catastrophes underpinned by a moral tale about the downside of addiction and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: workplace situations, boss and employee, love and romance, save the day, nothing goes right, cons and scams, fall in love, goofy hero, factory, disorder, workplace intrigue, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: nun, rivalry, clergy, workplace, workplace romance, couples, vengeance, power relations, love and romance, couple relations, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: ambition, society, misfit, artists and showbiz, social misfits, writer's life, hopes, overnight success, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, follow your dream
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, love and romance, teenage love, high school, disorder, wooing, romance, nothing goes right, teaching the ways of the world, youth, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 2K
She Wants Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, sincere
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, unlikely couple, once in a lifetime opportunity, couples, ambition, fame, college, love, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Best and the Brightest (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, witty
Plot: hidden identity, farce, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, blind ambition, mistaken identity, moral dilemma, obsession, ambition, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%