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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, hypochondriac, anxiety, best friends, friendship, friends, mental illness, doctors and patients, disorder, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, down on your luck, mortality, businessman, hospital, unfaithful husband, walking dead, surgery, psychiatrist, doctor, happy ending, orgasm, hallucination, fast food ...
Time: 80s

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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 disorder, nothing goes right, friends, friendship, couples, family relations and unfulfillment mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Checking Out: Barbecue (2014), Who's Your Monkey? (2007), Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977), The Martins (2001), Sticky Fingers (1988). 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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, starting over, midlife crisis, disorder, hopes, infidelity, heart attack, holiday, friends, unfulfillment, female doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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, dark humor, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, disorder, nothing goes right, best friends, crimes, friends, car accident, surgery, grief, buddies, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, tennis, midlife crisis, friends, buddies, love and romance, parents and children, infidelity, family relations, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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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: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: eccentric family, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, disorder, working class, obsession, losing-it hero, down on your luck, social relations, contests and competitions, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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86%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, strong female presence, chases and races, nothing goes right, lifestyle, gangsters, dishonesty, on the run, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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The Big Bad Wolf (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once upon a time in 2012, three brothers lived happily. One day their mom fell into a coma. So Henri, Philippe, and Louis suddenly started wondering about the meaning of their lives and were swamped by a wave of existential doubts. An entirely new ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, feel good
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, disorder, siblings relations, life turned upside down, dishonesty, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, loss of mother, older man younger woman relationship, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, versailles
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, buddies, reunion, self discovery, escapades, disorder, farce, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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84%
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, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: boss and employee, self discovery, workplace, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman, power relations, workplace situations, down on your luck, mental illness, desert, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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83%
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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, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
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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: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, adoption, african american, abandoned baby, delicatessen, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
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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, light, feel good, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, friendship, parents and children, friends, countryside, disorder, society, couple relations, unfulfillment, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Long married 50-somethings Brigitte and Xavier are prize cattle breeders in regional France. Life is good, but the departure of their children from home has thrown Brigitte’s world into flux, as she finds herself locked into routine. She keeps ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: couples, self discovery, couple relations, family relations, dull life, midlife crisis, disorder, husband wife relationship, adultery, infidelity, party, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
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Place: paris france, europe, france
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic
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Duration: 84 min.
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Camping (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat
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Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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74%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens
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French Dolls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations, family life, best friends, couple relations, starting over, strong female presence, hopes, friends ...
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor, intense ...
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Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Time: 60s
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Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, light, captivating ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Style: offbeat, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
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The Amateurs (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary
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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.
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Place: england
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A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, semi serious, entertaining ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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69%