Movies like Gung Ho

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Gung Ho (1986)
 6.2
 11K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and the sycophant who is angling for his position. At the other, a number of disgruntled long-time union members struggle with the new exigencies of Japanese quality control.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic, light, factual, melancholic, clever, harsh ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, business, factory worker, worker, labor union, buddies, workplace, fighting the system, love and romance, partners, society, friends, workplace situations, deception, mayor, job promotion, business executive, japanese man, bathing, work ethic, comedy of manners, culture shock ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Gung Ho

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, runaway, life philosophy and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Gung Ho: Night Shift (1982), The Van (1996), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), Mr. Mom (1983), The Intern (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 13K
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: pimp, prostitution, friendship, morgue, nightlife, buddies, misfit, cons and scams, nothing goes right, nightshift, goofy hero, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 4K
The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, van, soccer, working class, buddies, single parent, suburbs, male friendship, human nature, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, hip hop, underdog, drugs/alcohol, urban, family business, workplace situations, beauty salon, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.5
 19K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, fish out of water, rise and fall, switching roles, job, housewife, couple relations, parents and children, relationship vs career, family life, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.1
 185K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, intern, family, mentor, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 12K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, media, murder, columnist, workaholic, workplace, media satire, success, research, relationship vs career, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, workplace situations, fighting the system, nothing goes right, partners, rivalry, disorder, friends, chase, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: clever, semi serious, sentimental, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, friends, couples, human nature, reunion, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, buddies, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, singleness, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 11K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, prank, homeless shelter, working class, holiday, thanksgiving, buddies, mischievous children, reluctant partners, parents and children, culture clash, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, fish out of water, odd couple, breakup, cooking and food, misfit, society, couples, disorder, friends, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 14K
Bottle Shock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: wine, boxing, obsessive quest, family business, drugs/alcohol, french, love and romance, family relations, workplace, contests and competitions, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, france, europe, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, vacation, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, wilderness, romance, couples, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, immigrants, self discovery, foreigner, japanese woman, love and romance, misfit, romance, wooing, culture clash, fall in love, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, harsh, earnest ...
Plot: brewery, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace romance, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, nothing goes right, society, workplace, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 7K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, vengeance, cons and scams, hostility, competition, friends, uninhibited rivalry, adultery, revenge, seduction, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 13K
Post Grad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ryden Malby has a master plan. Graduate college, get a great job, hang out with her best friend and find the perfect guy. But her plan spins hilariously out of control when she’s forced to move back home with her eccentric family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family, fall in love, parents and children, career, homecoming, twentysomething life, friends, love and romance, family relations, family life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: supreme court, judge, judiciary, battle of the sexes, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, romance, unlikely couple, legal action, opposites attract, workplace romance, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Prince Avalanche (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Style: talky, atmospheric, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, boom box, hammock, highway, camping, tent, truck, truck driver, buddies, in the woods, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 14K
Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weatherman, friendship, inheritance, friend, family, on the road, friends, house, buddies, parents and children, homecoming, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 48K
The Dilemma (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, friendship, dilemma, adultery, love, secret, best friend, truth, moral dilemma, proposal, marriage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 4K
Crazy People (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, romance, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations, fighting the system, love and romance, misfit, workplace, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Survivors (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, robbery, gas station, survivalist, hitman, survival, buddies, friendship, daughter, secret identity, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 28K
Barbershop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family business, urban, workplace situations, hairdresser, meeting, hoodlum, debt, neighbor, beauty salon, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: small town, politics, hopes, culture clash, love and romance, village, society, social relations, fugitives, journalism, miraculous event, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, eating disorder, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, investigation, siblings relations, heist, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenager, coming of age, shyness, job, bicycle, neighbor, loneliness, party, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: american dream, friendship, culture clash, immigrants, fish out of water, kgb, musician's life, urban, music, hopes, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Employee of the Month (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, ...
Style: surprise ending, dark humor, suspense, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, friendship, partners, greed, bank robbery, nothing goes right, dishonesty, thirtysomething life, manipulation, fired from the job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, light ...
Plot: homelessness, fashion, farce, parents and children, social differences, real estate, family life, family relations, save the day, society, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%