Movies like Good Neighbor Sam

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Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
 6.9
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Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: To help his divorced neighbor claim a substantial inheritance, a family man poses as her husband. The ruse spills over into his career in advertising, and his recent promotion relies on his wholesome and moral appearance.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, suburbs, family relations, misfit, couple relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, family life, manipulations, battle of the sexes, farce, manipulation, campaign, couples, dishonesty, breakup, suburban life, disorder, hidden identity, fish out of water, comedy of errors, unlikely couple, unlikely criminals, domestic disturbance, switching roles ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco

Most similar movies to Good Neighbor Sam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about couples, disorder, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, farce and family relations mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Good Neighbor Sam: What's New Pussycat (1965), How to Murder Your Wife (1965), Who's Minding the Mint? (1967), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), Mail Order Wife (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What's New Pussycat (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, couples, womanizer, catastrophe, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, self discovery, doctors and patients, power relations, disorder, fashion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, romance, cons and scams, frame up, couple relations, disorder, couples, satire, wedding, love and romance, dishonesty, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a slice of the action - and the money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, safecracker, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, buddies, forgery, workplace, comedy of errors, down on your luck, cons and scams, partners ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tanant to dump her fiancé and give him a chance.
Style: humorous, sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: college life, platonic, celibacy, love triangle, professor, student, switching roles, looking for sex, down on your luck, infidelity, college, singleness ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Mail Order Wife (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A documentarian funds a NYC doorman's Asian mail order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: love triangle, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, manipulation, adultery, deception, obsession, exploitation, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 907
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, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, womanizer, romance, mistress, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Boys' Night Out (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, marriage, office politics, psychology, sociology, couple relations, frame up, suburbs, love triangle, suburban life, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: dog, twins, switching roles, bulldog, fish out of water, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, odd couple, pets, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, getting home, misfit, self discovery, family life, adventure, stupidity, dog, animal life, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Changing Sides (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange the lives they lead to escape from their routine, which after ten years of marriage, gives them the feeling of being hamsters in a wheel. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, family relations, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, nothing goes right, unsupportive spouse, family problems, disorder, dull life, parents and children, relationship vs career, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, rise to the top, family relations, wooing, parents and children, romance, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, disorder, store, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, idiotic, absurd, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, single parent, family relations, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, professor, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 8K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, suburban life, friendship, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, friends, disorder, couples, school, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, cons and scams, family relations, looking for love, friendship, society, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 33K
The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: earnest, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, separated, cards, friends, couples, screwball, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Divorce American Style (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After 17 years of marriage in American suburbia, Richard and Barbara Harmon step into the new world of divorce.
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, satire, marriage, divorce, romance, legal action, nothing goes right, suburban life, family life, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, custody ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake. Frank's future pop ...
Style: witty, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: divorce, unfulfillment, moral dilemma, couple relations, friendship, stoners, midlife crisis, figment, memory loss, battle of the sexes, betrayal, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, malibu california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Boss in the Living Room (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cristina lives a peaceful life until her older brother Ciro, who has to attend a trial, asks to spend house arrests at Cristina’s home.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, fish out of water, hidden identity, society, family relations, family life, misfit, culture clash, couple relations, dishonesty, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous, clever
Plot: femme fatale, introspection, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulations, infidelity, cons and scams, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jeff and Mari Thompson have been married for fifteen years. Although their marriage is not perfect, they are seemingly happy in their married and family life. But all their married friends seem to be getting divorced or separated. These newly single ...
Style: humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes, buddies, romance, lifestyle, relationship vs career, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 5K
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: humorous, offbeat, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, odd couple, mentally unstable, deadly, nothing goes right, gangsters, assassination, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: sentimental, humorous, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, suburbs, love affair, suburban life, family life, couple relations, bittersweet, family problems, family relations, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All About My Bush (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Allt om min buske är en sexkomedi i trädgårdsmiljö om oväntade kärleksförbindelser och avgrundsdjup svartsjuka. Det vackra och välbärgade paret Nils och Karin flyttar in med sin dotter Barbro i det exklusiva villaområdet. I huset intill ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: couple relations, couples, family relations, suburban life, love affair, suburbs, sexual relations, love and romance, public urination, male genitalia, male objectification, pubic hair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, not serious
Plot: disorder, couple relations, obsession, kindergarten, farce, blind ambition, parents and children, mistaken identity, moral dilemma, hidden identity, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Merci Dr Rey! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young phone-sex addict goes to a therapist who herself has died and a psychotic patient is in her place.
Style: humorous, semi serious, disturbing, light, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: murder, love and romance, farce, parents and children, comedy of errors, voyeurism, hidden identity, police investigation, family relations, gay son, coming out, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, nervous breakdown, midlife crisis, couple relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, odd couple, family problems, husband wife relationship, couples, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sibling Rivalry (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her 8 year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors)..
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, love affair, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, love triangle, infidelity, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, dying during sex, police ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, nanny, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, dishonesty, couples, disorder, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%