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Houseguest (1995)
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Houseguest (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny, entertaining, feel good, cult film, clever, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, airport, mistaken identity, friendship, friends, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, hopes, danger, society, dishonesty, loan, introspection, suburban life, disorder, rescue, cons and scams, disney, identity theft, dysfunctional family, henchman, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and light films with plots about family relations, disorder, culture clash, storytelling, dialogue, pornography and brutality mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Houseguest: Jingle All the Way (1996), The Super (1991), The Great Outdoors (1988), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Neighbors (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, family, family life, parents and children, christmas party, fish out of water, goofy hero, nothing goes right, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, united states, minneapolis minnesota
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95%
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 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, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, funny, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, fighting the system, family relations, fish out of water, race against time, save the day, parents and children, disorder, siblings relations, rivalry, workplace intrigue, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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 ⇓
89%
Made in America (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, high school, single parent, comedy of errors, culture clash, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, sperm donor, parents and children, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, society, nothing goes right, tv show, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
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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, feel good, witty, situational comedy ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, on the road, cons and scams, comedy of errors, fish out of water, society, misfit, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage daughter, child as adult, love and romance, family relations, teenager, teen angst, parents and children, family problems, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 2K
Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, strong female presence, couples, small town, couple relations, society, mischievous children, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, gay interest, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, impostor, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, suburban life, family relations, supernatural, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, single parent, nothing goes right, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
85%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, couple relations, self discovery, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Dear God (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, mistaken identity, fish out of water, self discovery, comedy of errors, workplace situations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, satire, dog, rescue, eating disorder, family relations, yuppie, uninvited guest, self discovery, extramarital affair, swimming pool, wealth ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Straight-laced lawyer, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) meets and falls in love with online chat friend "Lawyer-Girl", Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), only to discover she's a convicted bank robber. Charlene escapes from jail and comes ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lawyer, friendship, odd couple, farce, romance, comedy of errors, looking for love, couple relations, law firm, workaholic, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, disorder, fish out of water, friendship, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
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83%
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, disorder, rise to the top, contests and competitions, on the run, love triangle, village, family relations, fall in love, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 ⇓
82%
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The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: culture clash, friends, family relations, love and romance, buddies, romance, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Million to Juan (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: money, restaurant, family relations, community, cons and scams, rich and poor, mistaken identity, down on your luck, social differences, misfit, prostitute, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: not serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, parenthood, comedy of errors, best friends, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, friends, couple relations, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, wedding, suburban life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, society, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
For Pete's Sake (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: loan shark, money, race against time, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, loan, family relations, screwball, couples, disorder, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
If Dad Only Knew (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bobby is a gay man in the closet in 2003, afraid to come out to his three older brothers, even though he's at least 30 and is being pressed by his sister, his boyfriend, and his lesbian beard to tell the lads. The death of his father and a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, family relations, gay, brother brother relationship, eccentric family, forbidden love, self discovery, dishonesty, opposites attract, love and romance, best friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, estate, twin brother, vengeance, environmentalism, embezzlement, disorder, battles, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, ironic, satirical, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, love and romance, looking for love, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, phone sex, answering machine, masturbation, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, infidelity, introspection, parents and children, urban, couple relations, human nature, store, city life, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%