Movies like The Chain 1984

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The Chain (1984)
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The Chain (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, biting, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: house, relocation, family relations, love and romance, social differences, society, couples, moving, property
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about couples, society, love and romance, family relations, disorder, social differences and romance mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Chain: Relative Values (2000), Queen of Hearts (1989), Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988), Room to Rent (2000), Stella Street (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, couple relations, family relations, social differences, romance, intrigue, couples, fall in love, power relations, parents and children, servant, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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95%
Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, city life, parents and children, love triangle, society, profanity, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth, family relations, teenage life, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: working class, vengeance, babies and infants, love and romance, satire, social differences, couples, family life, clergy, society, family relations, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: flanders
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79%
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Room to Rent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: unlikely couple, immigrants, writer's life, down on your luck, society, reincarnation, fake marriage, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, culture clash, nightclub ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: store, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, anti heroes, showbiz, rise and fall, misfit, paparazzi, tv show, fish out of water, satire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Mary Had a Little... (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A theatrical impresario tries to win a bet with a psychiatrist over the production of a perfect baby.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sexual, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, disorder, mental illness, pregnancy, doctors and patients, power relations, couples, psychiatrist, baby, wager, hypnotism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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64%
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LolliLove (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A hip, misguided Southern California couple decide to make a difference in the lives of the homeless by giving them lollipops with a cheery slogan on the wrapper.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: social differences, society, social relations, nothing goes right, rich and poor, charity, homelessness, satire
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Foreign Body (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: fake doctor, love and romance, state affairs, life is a bitch, romance, disorder, head of state, dishonesty, couples, society, heist, unemployment ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, asia, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: surreal, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, parents and children, communication problem, family relations, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, disorder, lifestyle, estrangement, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A housewife, bored with her bra-manufacturer husband, who spends most of his time obsessed with classical music, strikes up an affair with one of his employees whom she hides in the attic--something both she and the lover find quite a suitable ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexual, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, society, betrayal, eccentric family, romance, infidelity, danger, couples, dishonesty, social differences, factory, attic ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: satire, village, pig, small town, working class, nothing goes right, couple relations, ambition, crime gone awry, society, village life, blind ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
We Think the World of You (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, offbeat ...
Plot: working class, prison, dog, couples, gender, battles, parents and children, family relations, custody, society, love triangle, best friends ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Staggered (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, sexual, humorous, touching ...
Plot: island, best man, best friends, cons and scams, friends, doctors and patients, getting home, on the road, race against time, love and romance, prank, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Clandestine Marriage (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, witty, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: society, parents and children, family relations, power relations, comedy of errors, pregnancy, couples, romance, love affair, master and servant, love and romance, estate ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, social relations, rich and poor, love and romance, disorder, misfit, social differences, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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People Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio show for BBC Radio 4 in three series from 1995 to ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: social relations, media, society, human nature, british humour
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, gun, neighbor, dishonesty, love and romance, criminal heroes, suburbs, family problems, unfulfillment, disorder, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, starting over, couples, singleness, family relations, goofy hero, eccentric family, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Buttoners (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Je to film sestávající ze šesti povídek, které většinou černě humornou, ironickou, mnohdy i trpce hořkou formou vyprávějí o jednom dávném prokletí, lidské nevěře, podivných úchylkách, nečekaném zázraku i pokryteckém ...
Style: realistic, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coincidence, society, couples, human nature, destiny, couple relations
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1995
Place: europe, japan, prague, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Style: realistic, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, rabbi, religions or cults, romance, love and romance, loan, society, family life, couples, parents and children, family relations, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: cynical, clever, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, head of state, state affairs, media satire, rise to the top, manipulations, disorder, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Tracey Takes On... (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tracey Takes On... is a sketch comedy series starring comedienne Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons on HBO and was commissioned after the success of the 1993 comedy special "Tracey Ullman Takes on New York." Each episode focuses ...
Style: not serious, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: satire, charity, society, showbiz, lifestyle, culture clash, couples, family life, social differences, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, opposites attract, family relations, couple relations, suburban life, bittersweet, couples, dishonesty, family life, suburbs, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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43%
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Secret Society (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Daisy is the love of Ken's life - she is also large... and very pretty... and on the dole. But Ken is a dreamer, all his dreams to make a fast buck ending up where they started - as dreams. With the rent unpaid, the bailiffs at the door and ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: feminism, love and romance, workplace, working class, interracial relations, secret movement, romance, bittersweet, couples, human nature, social differences, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Coolie No. 1 (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Shaadiram Gharjode (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) is once humiliated by Hoshiyar Chand (Kader Khan) when Shaadiram goes to inform him about a family wanting to marry their son to Hoshiyar's daughter. Hoshiyar Chand insults them as he wants both his ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, love affair, fall in love, rich and poor, family in crisis, family relations, bollywood, couples, family life, social differences, society, mechanic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
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Royal Palace (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eugenia is the queen of an imaginary European country. When her husband dies, quite unexpectedly, the country is left without a king. According to the law, the new king needs to be married so that leaves out the eldest son. Her youngest son, Prince ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: royal family, state affairs, head of state, royal court, couples, parents and children, family relations, manipulations, favoritism among siblings, manipulation, divorce, palaces castles and temples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: My Last Five Girlfriends traces the romantic journey of thirtysomething bachelor Duncan. As the film opens, the despondent Duncan is apparently preparing to take his own life, but not before taking the time to send a message to the last five women ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, true love, romance, fall in love, breakup, couples, wooing, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: semi serious, sexual, realistic, biting, sitcom ...
Plot: bus, working class, ego clash, couples, rivalry, workplace, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, society, relationship vs career, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, chaos, politics, head of state, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, society, danger, terrorism, island, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, usa, england, south america, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Desmond's (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Desmond's was a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, family business, friends, family relations, couple relations, nagging and grouching, social relations, social differences, couples, immigrants, beauty salon, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london
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39%