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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chu Chu and the Philly Flash is a 1981 comedy film starring Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Ruth Buzzi, and Danny Aiello. It was released in 1981 by 20th Century Fox. Arkin plays a down-his-luck former baseball player and Burnett plays a Carmen Miranda-style performer. The film was panned by critics and was not a box office success. Many of the scenes, particularly the exterior scenes of "Chu Chu" home, were filmed in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district.
Plot: drifter, homelessness
Place: san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about farce, satire, catastrophe, adaptation, chase, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Chu Chu and the Philly Flash: Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972), HealtH (1980), Dirty Work (1998), An L.A. Minute (2018), Deadhead Miles (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Fictional character, Heidi Abromowitz, is the butt of everyone's jokes.
Plot: celebrity, joke, tribute, pun, drifter, guest
Place: las vegas
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 70s
Place: new york
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, media, politics, wedding, couples, cooking and food, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
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Dirty Work (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Unemployed and recently dumped, Mitch and his buddy Sam start a revenge-for-hire business to raise the $50,000 that Sam's father needs to get a heart transplant. The dirty duo brings down a movie theater manager and hires hookers to pose as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, melancholic, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s
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An L.A. Minute (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Best-selling author Ted Gold faces a moral dilemma when Velocity, an avant-garde performance artist and the living embodiment of integrity, rocks his 1% world.
Plot: homelessness, newspaper headline, performance art, radio show, class differences, best selling author
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Deadhead Miles (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alan Arkin, dressed like a sea captain, aimlessly sails the American highways in his 18 wheeler mumbling manic, southern accented non sequiturs; carnivalizing roadside stops and happenstance towns while out-wierding cops and weigh stations with his ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, surreal
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: medical school, rescue, crimes, society, love and romance, youth, romance, fighting the system, college, doctors and patients, college life, school ...
Time: 80s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, family relations, dysfunctional family, suburban life, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, death in the family, siblings relations, suburbs, family problems ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
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Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Time: 90s
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So Fine (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Małżeństwo Marii i Wiktora przechodzi kryzys. Kobieta postanawia pokazać mężowi jak trudna jest praca w domu, dlatego wyjeżdża do innego miasta. Jak poradzi sobie Wiktor z ziećmi i wszystkimi obowiązkami? Jak Maria da sobie radę w wielkim ...
Plot: parenthood, marriage crisis, translator, family reunited, drifter, old love, family abandonment, self esteem, consciousness, housewife, husband wife relationship, job ...
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Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The “@midnight” host makes things very funcomfortable for the packed house at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco as he explores awkward and sometimes super creepy memories from both childhood and today. With “the energy of SpongeBob ...
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Nudes On Credit (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Two slick con men down and out in the seedy end of London discover an attaché case in the trash. Inside are some mysterious documents and several credit cards belonging to "Sir James". Using the credit cards, they lavishly rack up debt ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man left at the alter goes on his honeymoon trip anyway, taking his best man along instead.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
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Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
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A Bird in the Bush (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Plot: gorilla suit, mafia, shot in the leg, car chase, prostitute, fistfight, farce, doll, drifter
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
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Evicted (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Micro is the leader of a group of pals who enjoy life to the fullest. Unfortunately, their landlord isn't fond of their shenanigans and they're slated to be evicted. With their time in their apartment coming to a close, the guys plan a ...
Plot: party, debauchery, hollywood, speed, eviction, apartment, vietnam veteran, lsd, alcohol, homelessness, drugs, gang ...
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, witty ...
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Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
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Limit Up (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Casey is the assistant of commodity trader Peter Oak, but wants to get a license herself. When the diabolic Nike appears and promises to make her successful by use of her supernatural abilities, Casey hesitantly accepts. By correctly predicting the ...
Style: surprise ending
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Playing Mona Lisa (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young pianist is looking for love in all the wrong places once her fiancee drops her. Maybe her flame will be rekindled both for the piano and a new love?
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: date night
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Who's the Caboose? (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, society, silly humor, stand up special, female comedian
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Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: A ratings hit! Amy Schumer debuts her one-hour special in front of a live audience at the Historic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco. Nothing is off limits as Schumer airs every hilarious, messed up detail of her dating and sex life, from encounters ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, live comedy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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Cha Cha Cha (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lawyer pays a visit to Matti Ojanperä (Matti Pellonpää), a bum living under a bridge in the Helsinki harbour, to inform him that he is about to inherit an American aunt of his. The sum 1,000,000 Fmk would be his, if only he meets the ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcohol, marriage, friend, jealousy, farce, business, homelessness, greed, last will and testament
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