Movies like The Wild Goose Chase

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The Wild Goose Chase (1975)
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The Wild Goose Chase (1975)
Original name: La Course à l'échalote
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The whole intrigue is centered around carte-blanche documents kept in a vault. Whoever fills in the blank becomes the owner of a revue. Big money is involved. The nephew of the owner of the vault is trying to cheat his uncle and have his name in the documents. Everything is even more complicated because the manager of the bank has a finger in the pie, too. Who but a humble bank-teller (Pierre Richard) will ruin the scheme?
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: chase, farce, transvestism, investigation, chases and races, disorder, nothing goes right, workplace, storage unit, goofy hero, workplace situations, silly humor, train, club, bank, drag, ferry
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, farce, silly humor, goofy hero, nothing goes right, chases and races and chase mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wild Goose Chase: I'm Losing My Temper (1974), Carry on Again Doctor (1969), The Discord (1978), Sketch-up (1984), White Collar Blues (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I'm Losing My Temper (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pierre is a clumsy, overly serious math teacher at an all-girls high school. His life is thrown into chaos after encountering a beautiful British actress and the paparazzi that follow her around.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: farce, paparazzi, love affair, parents and children, campaign, family relations, romance, media, love and romance, college, newspaper headline, hearse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: farce, goofy hero, juvenile delinquency, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, disorder, working class, operating room, factory worker, family honor, breaking the fourth wall, bureaucracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Carry on Again Doctor (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, disorder, power relations, farce, workplace situations, doctors and patients, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, silly humor, british, medical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Discord (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: farce, silly humor, couples, environmental health, family problems, disorder, inventions and discoveries, quibbling, couple relations, relationship vs career, technology gone awry, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "The Tall Blond Man with One Black ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, secret agent, on the road, comedy of errors, vengeance, mistaken identity, murder, farce, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Sketch-up (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A comedy series, in which Beatrice Richter and Dieter Krebs play several sketches in every episode. In Later Seasons Richter was replaced by Iris Berben.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty, sitcom
Plot: farce, workplace situations, couple relations, silly humor, disorder, goofy hero, nothing goes right, prank, family relations, joke, male female relationship, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, workplace situations, down on your luck, boss and employee, farce, power relations, new year's eve, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Distracted (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about an absent-minded man who works at a advertising company and topples from one problem to another.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: airplane, workplace romance, miraculous event, romance, goofy hero, love and romance, workplace, nothing goes right, couples, daydreamer, disorder, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Naked Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 78 min.
Story: O escritor Sílvio Proença precisa embarcar para São Paulo, a fim de divulgar seu novo livro. No aeroporto, encontra um grupo de velhos companheiros. Com o embarque cancelado devido à uma forte tempestade, o grupo segue para o apartamento de ...
Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), on the run, chase, nothing goes right, goofy hero, chases and races, farce, urban, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, disorder, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Erkan & Stefan (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Editor Eckernförde has come into the possession of an audiocassette that contains a recording of the last minutes of deceased politician Uwe Barschel. The circumstances of his untimely death have never been completely resolved - until now. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: bodyguard, chase, obsessive quest, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, partners, escapades, sarcasm, misfit partners, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
What a Beautiful Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral examination Checco said that the reason why he wanted to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: goofy hero, fall in love, workplace, terrorism, disorder, power relations, love and romance, workplace situations, danger, urban, silly humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
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The Dope (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious
Plot: marijuana, chases and races, buddies, chase, drug abuse, friends, drug dealing, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, misfit partners, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Big Store (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: motorcycle chase, store, friends, disorder, underdog, partners, prank, rivalry, ambition, nothing goes right, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, farce, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, nobody believes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Under-Gifted (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: prank, disorder, high school life, high school, youth, rebelliousness, hardcase students, rebellion, coming of age, silly humor, teachers and students, gym teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
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Benny Hill (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: This timeless modern slapstick-format doesn't really have a plot, but is an irresistible rapid succession of independent short, comical scenes, mostly without any text, often using artificial speed enhancing in the countless chases, which have ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sexy, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: farce, silly humor, disorder, sexism, social relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, chase, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, voyeurism ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Welcome Aboard (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, HR of a large cruise company, made the mistake of choosing her boss as a lover. Before embarking on the maiden voyage of the new flagship of the fleet, though, he decided to disembark from their relationship! Some women take their revenge ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: cruise, love and romance, workplace romance, goofy hero, workplace situations, breakup, rivalry, workplace, farce, boss and employee, disorder, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series, ending in 1978. The series follows the accident-prone ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: goofy hero, nothing goes right, workplace, job seeking, farce, workplace situations, supportive spouse, misfit, disorder, family relations, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
Style: sexual, humorous, witty, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Tattoo (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: odd couple, partners, obsessive quest, goofy hero, rivalry, dishonesty, quibbling, palaces castles and temples, dealer, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
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Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr Accident is a satirical, romantic rocket ride through the lives of a bunch of losers hurtling into the chaos that is contemporary life. It's a circus of cool catastrophes underpinned by a moral tale about the downside of addiction and ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, disorder, power relations, workplace situations, farce, goofy hero, rivalry, save the day, nothing goes right, underdog, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
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Happy Easter (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chronic serial womanizer Stephane Margelle (Jean-Paul Belmondo) drops his wife Sophie (Marie Laforet) off at the airport so she can go away for Easter weekend. He immediately picks up beautiful young Julie (Sophie Marceau), who has just had a fight ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hardly Working (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, gag humor
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: gangsters, nothing goes right, chases and races, unlikely criminals, disorder, crime, crimes, family relations, silly humor
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Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Seuls Two (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bumbling Paris policeman is doggedly determined to capture the master thief that repeatedly eludes him, even when they're the last two men on Earth.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, entertaining, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Stitch in Time (1963)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal ammount of chaos, Pitkin finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane ...
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Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Percy (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the full story of the organ's origin. So Edwin begins a search ...
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: dominatrix, disorder, couples, womanizer, silly humor, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), transplant, striptease, sexy woman, sex, stockings ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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