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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, greed, culture clash, love and romance and couples mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Chu Chu and the Philly Flash: HealtH (1980), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972), 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: drifter, guest, celebrity, joke, tribute, pun
Place: las vegas
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, media satire, political corruption, wedding, couples, campaign, cooking and food, sexual relations, americana, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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62%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: bookies, prostitute, prank, revenge, farce, vengeance, dishonesty, down on your luck, infidelity, partners, buddies, underdog ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: radio show, homelessness, class differences, performance art, newspaper headline, best selling author
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
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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
Plot: taxi, on the road, truck driver, car chase, black market, friends, workplace situations, chase, partners, chases and races, buddies, murderous pair ...
Time: future
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52%
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Bad Medicine (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But then he gets a chance to study medicine abroad in a small Latin American dictatorship governed by the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: medical school, rescue, crimes, love and romance, fighting the system, youth, romance, forgery, college, doctors and patients, college life, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
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52%
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Noises Off... (1992)
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: actor's life, backstage, theater, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace situations, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, iowa, london
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52%
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Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, midlife crisis, espionage, clergy, elderly, love and romance, couples, family problems, golden years, nothing goes right, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, opera, disco, gangsters, fashion, dishonesty, love and romance, overnight success, disorder, couples, workplace, crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, venice, israel ...
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52%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, estate, twin brother, vengeance, twins, fugitives, society, rivalry, rise to the top, hidden identity, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
Plot: rivalry, used car salesman, contests and competitions, workplace, family relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, lookalikes, insurance, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Komedia malzenska (1994)
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: consciousness, career, family reunited, translator, old love, drifter, family abandonment, reconciliation, self esteem, marriage crisis, feminist, parenthood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
Plot: self destruction, worried mother, sex doll, father son relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, fear of heights, stand up comedian, anxiety, sex talk, mother son relationship
Place: san francisco
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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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Place: soviet union, london, san francisco
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Honeymoon Hotel (1964)
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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The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Just as San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is set to get married, her absentee father arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife. Is he there to break up the wedding? Or to steal back his ex-wife? Or is Pogo finally ready to be a ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. At the same time a ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, realistic, not serious, live comedy
Plot: profanity, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, comedian, female protagonist, live audience, stand up special, sexual humor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: social differences, rich and poor, society, nothing goes right, social relations, charity, homelessness, satire, female director, homeless
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Bird in the Bush (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Out-of-work college professor Grant Oldman gets more than he bargains for when he brings an unknown woman to pose as his wife for a dinner party. After a disastrous evening, Grant finds himself homeless and unemployed with the unwanted task of ...
Plot: prostitute, car chase, mafia, fistfight, gorilla suit, shot in the leg, farce, doll, drifter
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, homelessness, gang, debauchery, eviction, drugs, hollywood, alcohol, speed, lsd, apartment, vietnam veteran ...
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35%
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, not serious, realistic, witty ...
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Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
Plot: stock market, yuppie, see you in hell, trafficking, drifter, auction, homeless man, career
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
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Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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31%
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 9K
Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, survival, social differences, downfall, goofy hero, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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29%
Who's the Caboose? (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they discover a young Manhattan comedienne and decide instead to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, terminal illness, nightclub, life is a bitch, film industry, documentary filmmaking, improv ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Standup special filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, talky, captivating ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, society, silly humor, stand up special, female comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
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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, homelessness, friend, business, marriage, farce, jealousy, alcohol, greed, last will and testament
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%