Movies like D.C. Cab

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D.C. Cab (1983)
 5.6
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D.C. Cab (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, twists and turns, nostalgic, idiotic, feel good, cult film, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, misfit, partners, ambition, society, urban, unlikely partners, city life, disorder, nothing goes right, siblings relations, underdog, fish out of water, rescue, workplace situations, yellow cab, nudity (full frontal - brief), dancing, female nudity, racial slur, railway, african american, taxi, city, taxi driver ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to D.C. Cab

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cult film films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, runaway, disorder and brutality mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like D.C. Cab: The Super (1991), Things Are Tough All Over (1982), Let It Ride (1989), Rude Awakening (1989), Banana Joe (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Pesci stars as Louie Kritski, a heartless landlord who has been so negligent in keeping up his ghetto apartment that he is threatened with jail time. The judge gives him another option, which he accepts -- he must live in his rat-infested hell ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, racial slur, african american, culture clash, justice, stupidity, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, pornography, lust, limousine, laundromat, money laundering, arab, comedy team, gas station, transvestite, latin, duo ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, chicago illinois, usa, midwest, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 5K
Let It Ride (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, luck, blood donation, security guard, romance, hopes, ambition, rivalry, disorder, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, espionage, buddies, disorder, friends, stoners, fish out of water, idealism, drug abuse, urban, city life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.4
 7K
Banana Joe (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bud Spencer plays Banana Joe, a brawny yet friendly man who lives in a small rainforest village called Amantido with a huge number of his own children and regularly delivers bananas to a South American river port (hence his name). One day, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy movie, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: crimes, good versus evil, disorder, casino, gangsters, rise to the top, supportive spouse, dishonesty, misfit, village, gambling, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, africa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 643
Rescue Me (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fraser's unrequited love for the beautiful and rich Ginny gets a chance to prove itself, when she is suddenly kidnapped. He teams up with rebel Mac, who's got a score to settle with the kidnappers. Together they cross the country, looking ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, high school, rescue, motorcycle, disorder, friends, romance, rivalry, nothing goes right, down on your luck, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A junior executive is ordered to boost output in the hometown brewery where his old friends work.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, harsh ...
Plot: brewery, boss and employee, working class, workplace romance, self discovery, unemployment, workplace situations, revolution, power relations, misfit, ambition, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, ambition, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Cannonball Fever (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, car race, partners, chases and races, escapades, contests and competitions, crimes, ambition, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, mental institution, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 7K
The Wash (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting suds down at the local car wash.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, rescue, odd couple, down on your luck, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, society, partners, gang, kidnapping, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: train, heist, airport, chase, culture clash, disorder, couples, promotion, on the road, fish out of water, comedy of errors, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 34K
Hit and Run (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, witness protection, danger, gang war, crimes, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, beautiful scenery, getaway driver, runaway, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 4K
Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, strong female presence, power relations, disorder, media satire, political intrigue, teaching the ways of the world, looking for love, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 18K
Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, fish out of water, republican, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 801
Stars and Bars (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henderson Dores (Daniel Day Lewis), a New York based art dealer from England, travels to Georgia to persuade patriarch, Harry Dean Stanton, to sell a Monet previously thought lost.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, track down, fish out of water, down on your luck, profanity, satire, love and romance, society, nothing goes right ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 12K
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, misfit, family relations, disorder, parents and children, small town life, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.2
 5K
Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, situational comedy ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, unemployment, parents and children, fish out of water, comedy of errors, misfit, society, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Three Fugitives (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the run, comedy of errors, odd couple, chase, bank robbery, runaway, daughter, release from prison, ex convict, running from police, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car, car chase, chase, slave, magnet, highway, lie, old woman, deception, military uniform, monkey, hotel room ...
Time: 80s
Place: connecticut, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 3K
The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, bus, parody, save the day, chase, adventure, daring rescue, nothing goes right, misfit, odd couple, danger, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, colorado, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, crimes, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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American Strays (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, hitman, satire, salesman, deadly, society, misfit, crimes, danger, graphic violence, social misfits, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.
Style: humorous, psychotronic, semi serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu classic, music, gang, danger, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, partners, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 22K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, partners, dishonesty, amateur detective, goofy hero, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 14K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, nightshift, morgue, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.4
 2K
Meatballs 4 (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ricky is the hottest water-ski instructor around and he has just be rehired by his former employer/camp to whip up attendance. But the camp is in serious financial trouble and the owner of a rival, more popular, camp wants to buy them out. Therefore ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, camping, silly humor, profanity, ambition, hopes, workplace, lifestyle, contests and competitions, youth, save the day, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 1K
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 ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, fighting the system, nothing goes right, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, misfit, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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