Movies like Chan Is Missing

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Chan Is Missing (1982)
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Chan Is Missing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, contemplative, talky, semi serious, slang
Plot: missing person, immigrants, chinatown, crimes, heist, friendship, friends, partners, crime, track down, obsessive quest, amateur detective, society, urban, master criminal, forgery, buddies, city life, culture clash, odd couple, mysterious character, tough law enforcer, unlikely criminals, family relations, businessman ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, china, taiwan

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Most similar movies to Chan Is Missing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and serious films with plots about friends, friendship, society, crimes, urban, partners and buddies mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Chan Is Missing: Inseparable (2011), Cold Weather (2010), By Hook or by Crook (2001), Who's the Man? (1993), 2BPerfectlyHonest (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Inseparable (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A troubled young man, Li faces pressure at work and problems at home with his moody wife. Chuck, rescues Li from the brink of despair and becomes an unlikely mentor. But who is Chuck really?
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, friendship, partners, undercover, odd couple, crimes, vigilantism, danger, buddies, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
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Cold Weather (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A guy who moves back to Portland, Oregon becomes involved in the mystery of his ex-girlfriend's disappearance.
Style: mumblecore, realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, partners, amateur detective, who done it, private detective, buddies, homecoming, track down, disappearance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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77%
By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, parents and children, romance, buddies, friends, lovers on the run, crimes, gender, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Who's the Man? (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, friendship, odd couple, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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60%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, missing person, parents and children, family life, law enforcement, single parent, life is a bitch, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Hunting Buddies (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Lifelong friends Layne, Riley, Dom and Jake return to their home town in Minnesota for their annual hunting trip...but this year is different. Animosity is running high and each one of them is wrestling with their own demons - the once inseparable ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, friendship, survival, buddies, escapades, wilderness, reunion, hunting, violence, disappearance, disintegration, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, buddies, society, love and romance, starting over, down on your luck, human nature, parents and children, boss and employee, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, restaurant, self discovery, friendship, social misfits, workplace, workplace romance, family relations, diner, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, poker game, loyalty, diner, gun, rainstorm, trust, robbery, revenge, tantrum, station wagon, broken glass ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, best friends, buddies, society, juvenile delinquency, going straight, drug dealing, crimes, youth, bar, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
River of Grass (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they've committed murder.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the run, crimes, love and romance, chases and races, partners, crime, couples, friends, on the road, heist, lovers on the run, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, satire, social differences, crimes, social climbing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, investigation, uncover truth, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Photographer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, starting over, obsessive quest, prodigy, race against time, mysterious character, lifestyle, dull life, track down, addiction, nightlife, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, contests and competitions, partners, rivalry, obsessive quest, adventure, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, touching
Plot: culture clash, family relations, asian american, fish out of water, family life, road not taken, disorder, immigrants, misfit, society, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, immigrants, society, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: introspection, addiction, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, eating disorder, siblings relations, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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44%
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Border Radio (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema, Allison Anders made her debut, alongside codirectors and fellow UCLA film school students Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987’s Border Radio. A low-key, ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, friendship, disorder, friends, unlikely criminals, hopes, musician's life, dishonesty, chases and races, crimes, artists and showbiz, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, latin america, mexico, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, couples, retiring, crimes, city life, old age, apartment building, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: semi serious, talky, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Plot: translator, comedy of errors, eccentric family, family relations, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, amateur detective, creativity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain, san francisco ...
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43%
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Psych-Out (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychotronic, cult film ...
Plot: missing person, fish out of water, friends, misfit, drug abuse, drug dealing, mute or deaf, chases and races, crimes, crime, music band, fugitives ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, workplace, crime, society, chase, law enforcement, chases and races, tough law enforcer, partners, fighting crime, heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: society, buddies, misfit, friends, love and romance, social misfits, lifestyle, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
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Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, couples, drug abuse, social decay, immigrants, social misfits, society, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friends, clergy, youth, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%