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, suspense, 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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about couples, society, love and romance, disorder, family relations, satire and social differences mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Chain: Relative Values (2000), Queen of Hearts (1989), Stella Street (2004), Room to Rent (2000), Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988). 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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, family relations, social differences, couple relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, intrigue, power relations, couples, servant, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s
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: humorous, feel good, offbeat, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, society, love and romance, youth, coming of age, profanity, graphic violence, family relations, couples, family problems, immigrants, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
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86%
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, disorder, satire, tv show, lifestyle, showbiz, social decay, culture clash, artists and showbiz, anti heroes, buddies ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: unlikely couple, immigrants, down on your luck, society, writer's life, reincarnation, nightclub, culture clash, romance, love and romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: humorous, witty, captivating, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, working class, youth, babies and infants, society, clergy, love and romance, couples, satire, family life, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, estrangement, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, communication problem, family relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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63%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: fake doctor, romance, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, society, head of state, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, asia, india, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fish out of water, social differences, social relations, rich and poor, misfit, couple relations, couples, disorder, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: offbeat, sexual, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, mental illness, pregnancy, doctors and patients, fall in love, disorder, power relations, baby, psychiatrist, wager, hypnotism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, offbeat, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, working class, family relations, dog, romance, society, love and romance, best friends, gays and lesbians, battles, couples, gender ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, biting, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, criminal heroes, unsupportive spouse, suburban life, unfulfillment, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, twentysomething life, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, surrealism, artist, death, goofy hero, love and romance, romance, starting over, graphic violence, family relations, disorder, farce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, biting, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, pig, village, countryside, small town, working class, social differences, disorder, black market, couples, social relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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57%
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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, rich and poor, society, nothing goes right, social relations, charity, homelessness, satire, female director, homeless
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulations, dishonesty, political corruption, media satire, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, state affairs, society, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: witty, sitcom, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: bus, working class, workplace, chaos and mayhem, cons and scams, workplace situations, relationship vs career, rivalry, dishonesty, farce, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, witty, offbeat, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, ghost, wedding, attic, wizards and magicians, family relations, romance, danger, dealing with death, betrayal, unlikely criminals, society ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, couples, fall in love, romance, breakup, wooing, true love, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, couples, yuppie, liberal, realism, politics, suburban life, friendship, suburbs, social differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, clever, witty, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, island, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, politics, head of state, danger, society, state affairs, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, britain, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
An Italian Name (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paolo and his wife are waiting a baby and deciding his name, but it seems that Paolo's family and friends don't really like the chosen name.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: family gatherings, family problems, family relations, couples, friendship, pregnancy, disorder, ego clash, under the surface, friends, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, mischievous children, youth, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: social relations, human nature, media, society, parody, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: sexual, clever, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, doctors and patients, sexual relations, power relations, couples, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, personal ad, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: stylized, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: society, family relations, power relations, couples, estate, wedding, love and romance, master and servant, romance, parents and children, pregnancy, comedy of errors ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: sexual, touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: island, wedding, best man, prank, race against time, getting home, best friends, love and romance, cons and scams, on the road, doctors and patients, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
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Mohamed Dubois (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arnaud Dubois may be the heir to a bank, but he prefers to call himself Mohamed. Having fallen out with his father, he turns his back on the family residence. On his travels, he meets Mustafa, who introduces him to his sister Sabrina. Having fallen ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hidden identity, interracial relations, social differences, fish out of water, disorder, society, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, fake identity, girlfriend, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: witty, offbeat, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, family life, celebrity culture, showbiz, social differences, culture clash, sexual relations, family relations, couples, disorder, parody, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: dark humor, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: coincidence, couples, society, destiny, couple relations, human nature
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 1945
Place: prague, europe, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Made for Each Other (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The pair who created "Lovers and Other Strangers" take on marriage and other impossibilities.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, suspense, biting ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love affair, bittersweet, romance, family relations, couples, bathtub, masturbation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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42%