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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, talky, semi serious, contemplative, slang
Plot: missing person, immigrants, crimes, heist, friendship, friends, partners, crime, track down, obsessive quest, society, amateur detective, urban, master criminal, buddies, forgery, city life, mysterious character, odd couple, tough law enforcer, unlikely criminals, culture clash, chinatown, family relations, businessman ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, china, taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and serious films with plots about friends, friendship, society, crimes, partners, buddies and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Chan Is Missing: Inseparable (2011), By Hook or by Crook (2001), Cold Weather (2010), Who's the Man? (1993), Hunting Buddies (2009). 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, secret identity, friendship, partners, escapades, odd couple, vigilantism, undercover, crimes, buddies, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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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: semi serious, clever, offbeat, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, culture clash, love and romance, crimes, parents and children, lovers on the run, romance, city life, gays and lesbians, crime, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, san francisco, usa
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89%
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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, partners, mystery, who done it, amateur detective, private detective, homecoming, track down, buddies, disappearance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police investigation, police detective, odd couple, working undercover, fighting crime, friendship, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, police corruption, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, missing person, friendship, escapades, wilderness, buddies, reunion, violence, hunting, disappearance, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
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58%
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, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, parents and children, family problems, family life, missing person, death in the family, law enforcement, single parent, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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56%
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, working class, parents and children, friends, family relations, power relations, starting over, society, odd couple, human nature, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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56%
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, station wagon, coin, broken glass, diner, antique dealer, trust, rainstorm, poker game, loyalty, revenge, tantrum ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: chases and races, crimes, lovers on the run, friendship, friends, on the road, love and romance, crime, on the run, partners, couples, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: friends, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, society, friendship, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, friends, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, city life, unfulfillment, gangsters, ambition, rise and fall, bar ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
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50%
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, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, crimes, social differences, social climbing, investigation, dishonesty, uncover truth, life is a bitch, con artists, yuppie ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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50%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friendship, prodigy, starting over, obsessive quest, mysterious character, race against time, track down, addiction, dull life, lifestyle, city life, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, love and romance, friendship, human nature, single parent, culture clash, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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49%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychotronic, psychedelic ...
Plot: missing person, fish out of water, friends, drug dealing, drug abuse, misfit, music band, mute or deaf, chases and races, fugitives, crime, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, rivalry, countryside, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage life, buddies, partners ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
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48%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: culture clash, family relations, fish out of water, road not taken, immigrants, misfit, disorder, family life, society, asian american, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, fish out of water, old west, bank robber, heist, crimes, partners, friendship, culture clash, buddies, disorder, polish ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, usa, europe ...
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46%
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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, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: addiction, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, drug abuse, life is a bitch, siblings relations, eating disorder, friends, sister sister relationship, anorexia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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45%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: disorder, dishonesty, infidelity, friends, friendship, love and romance, city life, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners, couples, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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45%
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, witty, not serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, partners, aging, elderly, couples, retiring, crimes, old age, apartment building, lie, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, talky, sincere, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: punk, on the run, hopes, friends, bittersweet, profanity, starting over, friendship, dishonesty, disorder, artists and showbiz, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, california
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44%
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The '70s (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, disco, fighting the system, siblings relations, family relations, lifestyle, americana, youth, culture clash, graduation, feminism, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, eccentric family, comedy of errors, 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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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: touching, gloomy, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, romance, workplace situations, city life, youth, self discovery, workplace, americana, social misfits, unfulfilled love, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, couples, family relations, lifestyle, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
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41%
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CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, chases and races, crime, heroes, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, workplace, society, friends, tough heroes, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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40%
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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: humorous, serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, culture clash, working class, immigrants, society, social differences, human nature, unemployment, deportation, interracial friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, social differences, lifestyle, drug abuse, couples, social decay, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, rise to the top, immigrants, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
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39%
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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, serious, contemplative, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, interracial relations, parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, clergy, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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37%