Movies like Carpool Guy

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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, couples, unlikely partners, traffic jam, disorder, nothing goes right, rivalry, workplace, odd couple, relationship vs career, workplace situations, power relations, sexual content, footsie under the table
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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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 situations, workplace, couples, ambition, friends and partners mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Carpool Guy: Demoted (2011), Live Nude Girls (2014), White Collar Blues (1975), Break Up Man (2013), 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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: office, prank, buddies, partners, workplace, profanity, silly humor, rivalry, obnoxious boss, disorder, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: stripper, nightclub, starting over, boss and employee, workplace situations, disorder, workplace, bankruptcy, voyeur, strip club, sex scene, breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: office, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, down on your luck, workplace, bad luck, new year's eve, surrealism
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
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61%
 5.6
 3K
Break Up Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: BREAK UP MAN is an odd couple road movie and tells the story of Henri, who works for a break up agency in Berlin and on behalf of those who want to separate themselves from their future “ex”-partners. To complete his most important mission he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, odd couple, disorder, workplace, workplace situations, breakup, friends, break-up, love, money
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.4
 515
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, touching, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, celebrity culture, stoners, unlikely couple, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, disorder, eccentric family, athlete's life, small town, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: workplace intrigue, city life, relationship vs career, anti heroes, urban, couples, society, store, workplace, beauty salon, follow your dream, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: workplace, law firm, fish out of water, introspection, nothing goes right, boss and employee, workplace situations, disorder, fighting the system, obnoxious boss, misfit, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: humorous, realistic, sentimental, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: womanizer, profanity, sexual content, disorder, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couples, platonic
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 3.4
 662
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, realistic, humorous
Plot: buddies, boss and employee, workplace situations, friends, social misfits, workplace, misfit, basketball player, bitch, banker, actor, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: romance, disorder, self discovery, down on your luck, writer's life, therapy, nothing goes right, couples, friendship, pets, stripper, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, odd couple, buddies, teenage life, artists and showbiz, wish come true, friends, good versus evil, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: overnight success, rivalry, writer's life, follow your dream, misfit, ambition, couples, friendship, society, hopes, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, captivating ...
Plot: workplace, moral dilemma, office, workplace situations, social relations, power relations, boss and employee, couple relations, couples, human spirit, honesty, dignity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, biting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: student film
Plot: ambition, buddies, partners, innocence lost, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, friendship, friends, renewed love, writer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
42%
 4.7
 632
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rivalry, restaurant, underdog, disorder, couples, buddies, dishonesty, partners, silly humor, gas station, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Unexpected Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Juanito moved to New York to succeed as an actor. Years have gone by but success has not come his way and now he takes an odd jobs to survive. One day he is visited by his apparently successful cousin. However, their life together will discover the ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, nothing goes right, ambition, hopes, odd couple, cousin cousin relationship, unfulfillment, society, bittersweet, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 49
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy
Plot: unemployment, partners, adult as child, disorder, goofy hero, workplace, friends, workplace situations, hawaiian, farce, wedding, racial stereotype
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, feel good ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, odd couple, buddies, couple relations, power relations, terminal illness, partners, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, couples, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 491
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: office, workplace romance, space and aliens, love and romance, disorder, workplace, undercover, buddies, alien encounter, imaginary, danger, secret identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: offbeat, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: obsessive quest, escapades, odd couple, partners, silly humor, true love, gambling, countryside, destiny, misfit partners, disorder, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotshot hero, blind ambition, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, rise to the top, ambition, farce, disorder, love and romance, rivalry, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, friends, life is a bitch, drug abuse, couples, buddies, addiction, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Taking Chances (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, partners, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely partners, couple relations, unlikely couple, romance, hopes, couples, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: contests and competitions, computers and web, on the road, buddies, obsessive quest, video game, misfit partners, adventure, friends, rivalry, profanity, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 2K
Miss Nobody (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder.
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, ambition, secretary, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, workplace, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, boss and employee, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 3K
Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, legal, life turned upside down, disorder, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: kindergarten, obsession, disorder, couple relations, farce, dishonesty, hidden identity, parents and children, blind ambition, moral dilemma, mistaken identity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 1K
Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, disorder, political satire, office, bureaucracy, workplace humor, satire, government agency, politics, incompetence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 483
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: offbeat, sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace, power relations, rise to the top, nothing goes right, down on your luck, boss and employee, radio show, pregnancy, dishonesty, stock broker, couples, infidelity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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