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Checking Out (1989)
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Checking Out (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ray is a man obsessed with his own mortality. When Ray's best friend dies of a heart attack, Ray is convinced that all of his aches and pains are an indication of his own imminent death. His life turns into a slapstick farce of health-crazed anxiety and hypochondria, until he finally learns that all he has to fear is fear itself.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, best friends, friendship, friends, mental illness, doctors and patients, disorder, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, down on your luck, businessman, hospital, unfaithful husband, walking dead, surgery, psychiatrist, doctor, happy ending, orgasm, hallucination, fast food, hypochondriac, panic attack, boss ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about disorder, friends, nothing goes right, friendship, couples, unfulfillment and family relations mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Checking Out: Barbecue (2014), Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977), The Martins (2001), Heartbreak Hotel (2006), Downhill (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barbecue (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his 50th birthday, a man who's been watching his weight, health and temper all his life suffers a heart attack. He's been doing everything he was told he should do and it still didn't help. He decides to turn the page and let loose.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, starting over, disorder, midlife crisis, hopes, infidelity, holiday, heart attack, unfulfillment, friends, mechanic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is the immediate continuation of Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, released the previous year. Having fortuitously discovered a photograph in which Marthe embraces someone unknown, clothed with a chequed jacket, Étienne Dorsay becomes ...
Style: sexy, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, tennis, midlife crisis, buddies, love and romance, friends, nothing goes right, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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90%
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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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: eccentric family, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, working class, down on your luck, contests and competitions, losing-it hero, disorder, family problems, social relations, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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86%
Heartbreak Hotel (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two very different women, both in their 40s with grown-up children, are ready to go on with their lives and find love again.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, wedding, best friends, couples, parents and children, disorder, nightlife, single parent, family relations, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, buddies, friends, best friends, escapades, self discovery, reunion, farce, disorder, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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85%
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Sticky Fingers (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two dippy roommates, struggling musicians Lolly and Hattie are asked by a drug-dealing friend-of-a-friend Diane to baby-sit a bag containing nearly a million dollars while she scoots out of town in order to avoid trouble. Once the money is in their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: chases and races, gangsters, crime, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, city life, stash, profanity, strong female presence, farce, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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84%
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Cold Dog Soup (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his ...
Style: dark humor, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: disorder, urban, taxi, wizards and magicians, love and romance, nothing goes right, city life, supernatural ability, dog
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Martin & Orloff (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel ...
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: boss and employee, nothing goes right, self discovery, workplace, disorder, media, mental illness, power relations, unfulfillment, workplace situations, down on your luck, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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83%
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It's Under My Skin (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, friends, society, culture clash, african american, adoption, male nudity, nurse, animal shelter, delicatessen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Love & Slaps (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy about generational conflict between two parents who do not want to grow old and a seventeen year old daughter who wants to become an adult. During a weekend with some friends in their country house in Tuscany, Marcello and Marina, relieved ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, talky ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, couples, family life, parents and children, countryside, friends, disorder, society, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Edie & Pen (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this comedy, two women head for Reno to get simultaneous quicky divorces and end up becoming friends. Edie was married years ago, but her husband abandoned her two weeks after the wedding. Pen spent nine years married to an ice-cold businessman ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic
Plot: divorce, negligence, alcohol abuse, battle of the sexes, love affair, down on your luck, unfulfillment, romance, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, womanizer, wedding ...
Time: 90s
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77%
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, suburbs, farce, love and romance, friends, youth, silly humor, couples, eccentric family, family life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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77%
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Camping (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Michel Saint-Josse is on his way to Spain where he hopes to spend a stress-free holiday in a luxury hotel with his teenage daughter Vanessa. When his car breaks down near a camping, Michel accepts the offer of help from an extrovert ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, beach, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, fish out of water, resort, buddies, disorder, snobbism, husband wife relationship, camping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Who's Your Monkey? (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Jacksonville, Florida, four friends since grade school who are now in their early 30s face the challenges of adulthood: Hutto is about to become a father, Laith is intimidated by his girlfriend's sexuality, a grieving Bobby drinks heavily ...
Style: humorous, tense, semi serious, dark humor, realistic
Plot: best friends, friends, thirtysomething life, buddies, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, crime, friendship, hardware store, pornographer, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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75%
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, exciting ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, friends, unemployment, partners, buddies, desire for fame, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, experimenting, nasa ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: disorder, romance, writer's life, down on your luck, therapy, self discovery, nothing goes right, friendship, couples, pets, stripper, creative block ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, human nature, husband wife relationship, friends, couples, unfulfillment, female director, trousers, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, witty, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, gambling, change of luck, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, feud, jealousy, submachine gun, money, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake. Frank's future pop ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: divorce, battle of the sexes, midlife crisis, manipulation, memory loss, best friends, remarry, friends, moral dilemma, infidelity, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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French Dolls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Louise, Sam, Lili. Three women who don't know each other but whom will be forced to meet, get together, and compare themselves to each other by the wild will of evolution.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, couple relations, best friends, dysfunctional family, couples, disorder, family life, strong female presence, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish boy from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: satire, farm, life turned upside down, family relations, family life, disorder, breeding, strong sexual content, profanity, culture clash, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: disorder, screwball, dishonesty, radio show, comedy of errors, hidden identity, mistaken identity, silly humor, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, media, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, illinois ...
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71%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, disorder, mental institution, hidden identity, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, switching roles ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, sexual, sexy, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: doctors and patients, fall in love, love and romance, power relations, mental illness, pregnancy, disorder, couples, baby, psychiatrist, hypnotism, shakespeare ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Break Up Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: BREAK UP MAN is an odd couple road movie and tells the story of Henri, who works for a break up agency in Berlin and on behalf of those who want to separate themselves from their future “ex”-partners. To complete his most important mission he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: breakup, friendship, odd couple, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, love, friends, break-up, money
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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69%
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, society, lifestyle, mentally unstable, buddies, down on your luck, life is a bitch, friendship, fictional reality, disorder, satire ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family life, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, couple relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
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Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor
Plot: cons and scams, elderly, partners, buddies, golden years, nothing goes right, crimes, seance, scam, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dangerous Curves (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two college student decide to go spend some quality time at a beauty pageant with the help of their Porsche.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, sex comedy
Plot: porsche, college, on the road, contests and competitions, down on your luck, nothing goes right, friends, ocean or sea, partners, disorder, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Feed the Fish (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Follows the journey of Joe Peterson, a burned out children's book writer who's approaching a midlife crisis.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, midlife crisis, disorder, writer's life, unfulfillment, parents and children, fall in love, friendship, lifestyle, misfit, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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