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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, property
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london

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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 couples, society, love and romance, disorder, family relations, 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), Mary Had a Little... (1961). 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, witty, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, social differences, family relations, couple relations, romance, parents and children, power relations, fall in love, intrigue, couples, 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: offbeat, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, love triangle, family problems, couples, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, haunted by the past, youth, immigrants, parents and children, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, clergy, society, social differences, vengeance, family life, couples, family relations, youth, love and romance, babies and infants, twins ...
Time: 80s
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: reincarnation, nightclub, culture clash, unlikely couple, love and romance, gays and lesbians, down on your luck, writer's life, immigrants, romance, gender, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, offbeat, realistic
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, power relations, mental illness, pregnancy, doctors and patients, disorder, couples, baby, psychiatrist, hypnotism, shakespeare ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, clever, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: social decay, paparazzi, anti heroes, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, suburban life, friends, culture clash, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, rich and poor, social relations, love triangle, infidelity, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, disorder, couples, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, estrangement, disorder, lifestyle, society, communication problem, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, extramarital affair, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, humorous, semi serious
Plot: fake doctor, unemployment, politics, society, bus, head of state, dishonesty, couples, disorder, heist, state affairs, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, asia, london, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Smoking/No Smoking (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 298 min.
Story: "Smoking" and "No Smoking" are two segments of the film which are based on closely connected plays. The original plays covered eight separate stories, which have been pared down to three each for these movies. At a certain point ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, road not taken, unfulfillment, village, destiny, infidelity, human nature, multiple storylines, choice, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: village, pig, small town, working class, crimes, nothing goes right, village life, society, social differences, couple relations, unlikely criminals, blind ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, dealing with death, unlikely criminals, dangerous attraction, ghost, infidelity, danger, society, social differences, wizards and magicians, family relations ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Martins (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, cynical, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: working class, disorder, suburbs, family problems, couples, eccentric family, parole officer, social relations, family relations, figment, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, offbeat, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: prison, working class, dog, love triangle, best friends, love and romance, romance, parents and children, gays and lesbians, gender, custody, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: dark humor, semi serious, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, gun, love and romance, couple relations, criminal heroes, suburban life, unsupportive spouse, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, betrayal, twentysomething life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, biting, not serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: society, head of state, island, danger, politics, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, chaos, terrorism, end of the world, terrorist, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, england, caribbean, soviet union, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: society, estate, family relations, power relations, pregnancy, love and romance, master and servant, love affair, romance, parents and children, couples, comedy of errors ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: island, best man, doctors and patients, love and romance, getting home, prank, couples, disorder, cons and scams, friends, beach, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: social relations, media, human nature, society, british humour
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: biting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: bus, working class, workplace, disorder, couples, ego clash, dishonesty, sitcom, society, rivalry, workplace situations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, britain
⇓ 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: humorous, talky, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, under the surface, family relations, friends, family gatherings, pregnancy, disorder, family problems, ego clash, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, humorous, clever, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: charity, culture clash, society, social differences, lifestyle, showbiz, parody, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, love and romance, sexual relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, witty, biting, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, head of state, disorder, society, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, manipulations, media satire, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: offbeat, surreal, cynical, witty, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, disorder, eccentric family, family relations, church, couples, romance, starting over, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Little Britain: Live (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The many hilarious characters of Little Britain are taken to the stage in this brilliant live performance by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: live comedy, realistic, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: village life, human nature, misfit, society, lifestyle, showbiz, village, gays and lesbians, social misfits, working class, coming out, british ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, love and romance, suburban life, opposites attract, family relations, love affair, romance, family life, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: charity, social relations, society, social differences, nothing goes right, rich and poor, homelessness
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
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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, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: coincidence, society, human nature, couple relations, destiny, couples
Time: 90s, 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1995
Place: asia, europe, japan, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: biting, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, social differences, introspection, lifestyle, contests and competitions, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, rabbi, friends, clergy, parents and children, romance, love and romance, family life, couples, family relations, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%