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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: clever, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious, contemplative, slang
Plot: missing person, immigrants, heist, friendship, friends, crimes, master criminal, society, city life, forgery, culture clash, partners, amateur detective, odd couple, buddies, track down, obsessive quest, mysterious character, tough law enforcer, unlikely criminals, businessman, family relations, old man, taxi driver, politician ...
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, culture clash, partners and family relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like Chan Is Missing: Inseparable (2011), Cold Weather (2010), By Hook or by Crook (2001), Who's the Man? (1993), Without a Trace (1983). 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, partners, friendship, odd couple, undercover, escapades, buddies, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante ...
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, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, who done it, partners, mystery, amateur detective, homecoming, buddies, track down, private detective, disappearance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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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: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, friends, culture clash, parents and children, gender, crimes, lovers on the run, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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75%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, odd couple, friendship, working undercover, disorder, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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62%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, family life, missing person, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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60%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, couples, partners, love and romance, odd couple, lifestyle, infidelity, self discovery, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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57%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hunting, friendship, missing person, survival, wilderness, buddies, escapades, violence, disappearance, friends, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
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56%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: culture clash, family relations, fish out of water, family life, road not taken, disorder, immigrants, society, misfit, asian american, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
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53%
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, self discovery, restaurant, friendship, workplace, diner, family relations, social misfits, workplace romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, working class, society, starting over, buddies, love and romance, partners, odd couple, hopes, parents and children, boss and employee, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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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, tantrum, poker game, loyalty, antique dealer, rainstorm, revenge, trust, robbery, diner, heist, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, society, lifestyle, youth, high school life, innocence lost, coming of age, teenager, drugs, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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51%
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: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, crimes, partners, love and romance, friendship, couples, heist, lovers on the run, friends, on the run, runaway, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
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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, satire, social differences, crimes, social climbing, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, family life, culture clash, redemption, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, washington d.c., usa, asia, persia
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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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, car chase, friendship, chase, waitress, friends, obsession, countryside, vengeance, teenage life, youth, obsessive quest ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, georgia, california
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48%
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After her daughter is abducted in Russia, an NYPD detective goes out of her way to find and save her.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, rough, suspenseful
Plot: misfit partners, partners, woman in danger, crimes, culture clash, kidnapping, sexual relations, rescue, disorder, reluctant partners, odd couple, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, new york
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48%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, city life, urban ghetto life, addiction, school, drug abuse, urban ghetto, friends, best friends, coming of age, partners, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
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48%
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, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, prodigy, starting over, dull life, addiction, lifestyle, race against time, mysterious character, track down, city life, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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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, society, immigrants, culture clash, working class, unemployment, human nature, deportation, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, captivating, touching, serious, psychological
Plot: introspection, addiction, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, siblings relations, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, female nudity, anorexia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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45%
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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, serious, talky, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: on the run, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, artists and showbiz, crimes, hopes, musician's life, starting over, bittersweet, friends, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, golden years, hopes, women, parents and children, human nature, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, chess ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
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43%
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, odd couple, partners, aging, elderly, crimes, couples, retiring, city life, lie, african american, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, psychedelic ...
Plot: missing person, fish out of water, mute or deaf, misfit, buddies, crimes, music band, fugitives, drug dealing, friends, drug abuse, hare krishna ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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40%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: friends, buddies, misfit, society, love and romance, lifestyle, social misfits, suburbs, fall in love, city life, mental breakdown, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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39%