Movies like Don't Drink the Water

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Don't Drink the Water (1994)
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Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador's diplomatically incompetent son, Axel.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious
Plot: iron curtain, farce, clergy, conspiracy, dishonesty, political unrest, disorder, nothing goes right, screwball, goofy hero, silly humor, espionage, tourist, cold war, ugly american
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films with plots about disorder, farce, dishonesty, gangsters, nothing goes right, satire and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and War genres. Some movies like Don't Drink the Water: Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970), Brain Donors (1992), Any Wednesday (1966), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, urban, infidelity, mistaken identity, love triangle, comedy of errors, couple relations, comeback, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), playwright, silly humor, couples, disorder, power relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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95%
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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, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, rivalry, goofy hero, fish out of water, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
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89%
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hijacking, disorder, espionage, odd couple, confined, secret agents, dishonesty, airplane, iron curtain, prison life, family life, working undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: new jersey, usa, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, womanizer, couples, mistress, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, doctor, professor, summer, farce, infidelity, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, buddies, hopes, partners ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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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, realistic, not serious, sex comedy
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, farce, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, disorder, power relations, silly humor, injection, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crimes, crime, goofy hero, hapless, couples, petty criminal, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, disorder, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: central europe, eastern europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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
Plot: farce, adventure, goofy hero, starting over, silly humor, unemployment, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, disorder, circus, legs, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, revolution, political activism, political satire, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, nothing goes right, infidelity, disorder, couples, dishonesty, adultery, adulterer, easter, breasts, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, disorder, couple relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, goofy hero, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, profanity, sexual content, heaven and hell, postmodernism, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Run for Your Wife (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John ...
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: couples, disorder, love and romance, love triangle, infidelity, comedy of errors, dishonesty, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, farce, taxi driver, bigamy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agent 8 3/4 (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man travels to Prague for his new employer, unaware that he is being used as an espionage courier.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, comic
Plot: farce, secret agents, parody, espionage, cold war, working undercover, danger, heroes, escapades, undercover, state affairs, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, czechoslovakia, prague czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, disorder, overnight success, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Wild Goose Chase (1975)
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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: chase, farce, transvestism, storage unit, workplace situations, silly humor, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, investigation, chases and races, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new york, germany, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, disorder, couples, nothing goes right, on the run, gays and lesbians, aids, satire, silly humor, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in Brooklyn, all the while dealing with their personal lives, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surreal, cult film ...
Plot: police, silly humor, police detective, disorder, law enforcement, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, crimes, witnessing a crime, down on your luck, police officer ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mobster Foots Pulardos, who operates a health gym as a front, plans to flee to Mexico to evade government tax officials. His girl friend, Sugar Pye, suggests that he first arrange for the cremation of a man having his own peculiar identifying ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: chase, gangsters, disorder, farce, cons and scams, comedy of errors, crimes, goofy hero, dishonesty, chases and races, fleeing, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, odd couple, adventurer, obsessive quest, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Buddy Buddy (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, crimes, crumbling marriage, partners, buddies, dishonesty, odd couple, farce, clinic ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, wooing, parents and children, rise to the top, family relations, romance, disorder, store, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, workplace ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rock Hudson is Roger Willoughby, a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths with Abigail Paige (Paula Prentiss), a sweetly annoying girl who has just ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fishing, contest, fiance fiancee relationship, screwball, romance, workplace, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubens' original stage show, "The Pee-wee Herman Show," and the Emmy-winning Saturday morning TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, surreal, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friends, disorder, family, artists and showbiz, music, goofy hero, theater, silly humor, farce, show tunes, dance, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lawyer begins to win after his wife secretly becomes his bookie to save their money.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: bookies, gambling, bookie, rivalry, nothing goes right, ambition, silly humor, crime, gangsters, disorder, forces of nature, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Best and the Brightest (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: kindergarten, disorder, couple relations, obsession, farce, mistaken identity, parents and children, dishonesty, ambition, hidden identity, blind ambition, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%