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The Comedy of Errors (1983)
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The Comedy of Errors (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will instantly put to death any Syracusean found within their borders unless a ransome's paid. Meanwhile, the son, Antipholus, and his servant, Dromio (also an identical twin), keep running into strangers who seem to know them...
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, abbey, kicked in the butt, twin, shakespeare, bbc

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about mistaken identity, disorder, farce, dishonesty, comedy of errors, friends and twins mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Comedy of Errors: That's Not Me (2017), SupahPapalicious (2008), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981), She Should Have Stayed in Bed (1963), The Ritz (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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That's Not Me (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Polly’s dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her identical twin sister Amy lands the lead role in a huge TV show. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly decides to use Amy’s celebrity for her own advantage – free ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: twin sister, twins, fame, mistaken identity, sibling rivalry, hollywood, life is a bitch, rise to the top, actress
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SupahPapalicious (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In order to win the love of his life, Adonis has to win over her only son. The son has decided that the only kind of man good enough for his mother is a man with a big family. Adonis, with the help of some friends who work in special effects, must ...
Plot: mistaken identity, orphan, single mother, childhood friend, alligator, gender disguise, dance, friendship, dancing, turtle, mother son relationship
Place: the philippines
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92%
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The second televised production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Helen Mirren in the cast, although this time in a different role (Titania). In the 1968 production, which was released to movie theatres in Europe, but premiered in ...
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90%
She Should Have Stayed in Bed (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A New York photographer takes photos of various tenants in a posh apartment building while waiting for a nude pin-up model to show up for him at his studio.
Plot: photographer, model, mistaken identity, posing nude, nudity (full frontal - brief), nudie cutie, chase, female nudity
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, farce, adventure, disorder, family relations, friends, revolution, partners, anti heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
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81%
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The Ritz (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, satire, nothing goes right, on the run, gays and lesbians, love and romance, silly humor, aids, disorder, couples, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
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75%
The Pooch and the Pauper (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The bulldog Liberty (who's thoughts we're able to hear) is the "First Dog of the USA", i.e. the president's dog. As such he has a lot of representative duties, but also many privileges which made him snobby and condescending ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: twins, dog, switching roles, bulldog, fish out of water, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, pets, odd couple, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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65%
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Big Business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, neo screwball comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, fish out of water, small town, mistaken identity, culture clash, farce, partners, misfit, disorder, family relations, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this spoof of spy films, Alan, a U.N. translator, and his kindergarten teacher wife, Beverly, get roped into helping foil a presidential assassination plot by an unlikely G-man-who just so happens to look like Alan's old college buddy, ...
Plot: parody, mistaken identity, traitor, husband wife relationship, secret agent, spy, translator, conspiracy, secret agents, doppelganger, assassination of president
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51%
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Hodgepodge (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Thillu Mullu (Tamil: தில்லு முல்லு) is a 1981 Tamil comedy film starring Rajinikanth, Madhavi, 'Thengai' Srinivasan, Nagesh, Sowkar Janaki and music composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The film is directed by noted ...
Plot: lookalikes, lie, dual role, twin brother, twins, weirdo, soccer match, employer employee relationship, deception, office, twin, comedy of errors ...
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51%
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Ringo (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ringo, stressed out by fame, trades places with a schmuck who looks exactly like him. Then the problems start!
Plot: music, stealing a car, stolen car, fake, mistaken identity, father son relationship, false accusation, scam, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, press conference, sergeant
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50%
Bollenti spiriti (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Giovanni is a rich Italian aristocrat. He inherit a castle occupied by the ghost of an ancestor. Part of the inheritance is of a young beautiful blonde tourist, far relative of Giovanni. The two have to pay a ticket to the ghost to be free to own ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: ghost, mistaken identity, castle, haunted castle, dinner, telephone call, sex, lawyer, piano playing, manhole, sleeping pill, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: italy
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43%
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Peter Hall's Royal Shakespeare Company production is one of the best versions of this oft-attempted but seldom achieved vision.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, mistaken identity, wedding, fairy, prank, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, true love, farce ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Don't Drink the Water (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hijacking, secret agents, dishonesty, politics, soldier, undercover, on the run, chases and races, state affairs, confined, odd couple, espionage ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Spanish Actress for Russian Minister (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Soviet Union, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A love story between a mythical Russian minister and an opportunist TV series actress.
Plot: soccer, scam, actress, travel, tragedy, suicide, mistaken identity, bullfighting, spy, bathhouse
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41%
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The Wrong Guys (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them for an FBI unit.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Plot: scout, mountain, mistaken identity, reunion, disorder, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, escaped convict, tent, camping ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, filmmaking, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, goofy hero, hostage, disorder, hostages, media satire, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, martial arts, motorcycle gang, fish out of water, misfit, escapades, goofy hero, silly humor, friends, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tom Dick & Harriet (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Tom loses his job at an advertising agency, he enlists a youthful con-man to help save his career.
Plot: ageism, con artists, parent child relationship, mistaken identity, advertising agency, attitude, man in a wheelchair, confession, paraplegic, violinist, father daughter relationship, apology ...
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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40%
Happiness Is in the Field (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, missing person, couples, lookalikes, once in a lifetime opportunity, friends, hidden identity, crumbling marriage, disorder, family problems, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay interest, gay, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
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39%
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The Stand In (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When ordered to serve a year in rehab, actress Candy hires her on-set stand-in to take her place. The unassuming woman flips the script and steals her identity, career and boyfriend in this hilarious comedy about trading places.
Style: not serious, light, buddy comedy, idiotic
Plot: movie actress, rehabilitation, mistaken identity, celebrity, fame, identity theft, tax evasion, community service, stolen identity, actress, duty, secret ...
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Funny Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant, accidentally trades briefcases with another man, to find out that there's a million dollars inside. Henry tells his unsuspecting wife of their new-found fortune, but she doesn't embrace it as well ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, stolen money, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain, manhattan new york city, greece, new york ...
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38%
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Il sergente Rompiglioni diventa... caporale (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An inept sergeant is mistaken for a secret agent and charged with finding a spy, but he is so stupid he is demoted and becomes a corporal.
Plot: demotion, sergeant, spy, corporal, colonel, italian army, army, mistaken identity
Time: 70s
Place: napoli italy, italy
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38%
Boeing, Boeing (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Living in Paris, journalist Bernard has devised a scheme to keep three fiancées: Lufthansa, Air France and British United. Everything works fine as long as they only come home every third day. But when there's a change in their working ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: stewardess, pilot, newspaper man, american abroad, womanizer, journalism, nothing goes right, hostages, buddies, dishonesty, hostage, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Out on a Limb (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While heading to the town where his sister, Marci, lives, big-city banker Bill Campbell is robbed by a woman who takes everything he has, including his clothes and a business document worth millions of dollars. Bill eventually reunites with Marci, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small town, beer, murder, forest, kidnapping, siblings relations, small town life, switching roles, missing person, race against time, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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Pastor Shepherd (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The tale of a down-on-his-luck freeze-dried-pet-salesman and his journey to become the first-ever-cyber-evangelist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: clergy, on the road, pets, society, mistaken identity, road trip, evangelist, preacher, televangelist, neighbor, unemployment, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, comedy of errors, switching roles, frame up, fish out of water, save the day, nothing goes right, gender, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Punching the Clown (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life's work in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, touching ...
Plot: mistaken identity, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, media, overnight success, farce, musician's life, media satire, comedy of errors, music, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man is mistaken by foreign agents for a defecting cosmonaut and must prove his identity while evading capture.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, sitcom, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: diner, farce, mistaken identity, secret agents, espionage, dishonesty, chases and races, best friends, storage unit, tunnel, disorder, friends ...
Time: 60s
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