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Carpool Guy (2005)
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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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: office, workplace intrigue, partners, rivalry, odd couple, unlikely partners, blind ambition, rich and poor, relationship vs career, workplace situations, nothing goes right, ambition, couples, power relations, disorder, workplace, traffic jam, footsie under the table
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, workplace situations, friends, workplace, buddies, partners and couples mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Carpool Guy: Demoted (2011), Live Nude Girls (2014), Dumbbells (2014), Sherman's Way (2008), Haiku Tunnel (2001). 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, drugs/alcohol, obnoxious boss, switching roles, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: stripper, starting over, workplace, bankruptcy, nightclub, boss and employee, workplace situations, disorder, strip club, sex scene, female nudity, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.5
 649
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 situations, workplace, buddies, social misfits, boss and employee, misfit, friends, basketball player, bitch, gym, banker, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, on the road, nothing goes right, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, twentysomething life, stoners, lifestyle, disorder, athlete's life, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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57%
 5.7
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: artists and showbiz, hollywood, friends, love and romance, partners, youth, disorder, good versus evil, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, down on your luck, escapades, disorder, performer's life, obsessive quest, cons and scams, estrangement, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, bail bondsman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, buddies, contests and competitions, video game, adventure, computers and web, ambition, disorder, friends, misfit partners, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: prison, workplace, urban, anti heroes, follow your dream, store, beauty salon, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, city life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting, student film
Plot: buddies, desire for fame, hollywood, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, writer's life, innocence lost, friendship, partners, friends, renewed love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 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, not serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, couples, disorder, battle of the sexes, platonic
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: office, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, goofy hero, boss and employee, down on your luck, workplace situations, power relations, new year's eve, bad luck, surrealism
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: moral dilemma, office, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, human spirit, couple relations, couples, social relations, modeling, magazine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy
Plot: unemployment, workplace situations, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, partners, friends, adult as child, racial stereotype, farce, hawaiian, wedding
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
Tenure (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite his outstanding intellect, associate professor Charlie Thurber is a chronic underachiever and has never received university tenure. Aided by his nutty best friend, Charlie launches a final effort to make the grade at Gray College. But a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, workplace, buddies, battle of the sexes, teachers and students, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, odd couple, introspection, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, power relations, buddies, couple relations, pregnancy, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: stripper, pets, disorder, writer's life, self discovery, romance, friendship, down on your luck, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: misfit partners, laboratory, odd couple, romance, unlikely partners, countryside, obsessive quest, partners, true love, destiny, gambling, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.3
 4K
Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends in love, buddies, looking for love, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, male female relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 479
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, alien encounter, imaginary, love and romance, space and aliens, workplace, buddies, secret identity, workplace situations, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: labor union, mentally unstable, farce, romance, odd couple, farm, betrayal, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, prodigy, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Two Million Stupid Women (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A handful of insults and fighting best friends, not quite the Birthday presents every girl hopes for. Melissa s not every girl. She is determined to collect insults from all of her past boyfriends before her birthday night is over. But her journey ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, battle of the sexes, romance, friends, alcohol abuse, lovers reunited, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, bar, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 972
Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, small town, friendship, ambition, partners, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, desire for fame, unemployment, americana, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.4
 241
SBK The-Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A film 35 years in the making. One man's journey to become a legend of the Boardwalk by claiming the title of World Champion in the fast paced sport of professional Skeeball.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, arcade, boardwalk
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 607
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: buddies, gas station, workplace situations, restaurant, ambition, partners, rivalry, workplace, friends, underdog, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 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
Plot: college, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, desire for fame, ambition, hopes, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: social misfits, writer's life, follow your dream, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, misfit, rivalry, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, hopes, society, overnight success
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: social misfits, teenage love, high school, romance, wooing, high school life, teenage life, nothing goes right, love and romance, misfit, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: nun, boss and employee, singleness, workplace romance, couples, workplace, clergy, vengeance, couple relations, culture clash, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, blind ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, media satire, ambition, media, unfulfillment, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%