Movies like Janis and John

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Janis and John (2003)
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Janis and John (2003)
Original name: Janis et John
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: unemployment, heist, drug abuse, obsession, politics, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, opposites attract, teaching the ways of the world, gambling, crumbling marriage, scam, twins, transvestism, stoners, store, gender, single parent, siblings relations, innocence lost, unfulfillment, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about couples, love and romance, family relations, disorder, unfulfillment, dishonesty and fall in love mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Janis and John: Love is in the Air (2012), The 3 L'il Pigs (2007), A Beer Tale (2012), The Big Bad Wolf (2013), The Goodbye Girl (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love is in the Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Couple Andrea and Giulia, an outwardly successful couple, are having problems in the bedroom. When Giulia invites Max, an old friend from high school, to stay in the family home with their teenage son, some new attitudes begin to form.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family problems, family relations, breakup, dishonesty, sexual relations, love and romance, midlife crisis, voyeurism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The 3 L'il Pigs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: As their mother lies in a coma, two brothers discuss the advantages and disadvantages of adultery, under the nose of their virtuous elder, who tries in vain to discourage them.
Style: humorous, witty, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: infidelity, adultery, couple relations, couples, sex addict, family relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, hospital, obsession, sibling relationship, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, youth, twins, family relations, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Big Bad Wolf (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once upon a time in 2012, three brothers lived happily. One day their mom fell into a coma. So Henri, Philippe, and Louis suddenly started wondering about the meaning of their lives and were swamped by a wave of existential doubts. An entirely new ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, feel good
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, disorder, siblings relations, life turned upside down, dishonesty, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, loss of mother, older man younger woman relationship, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, dancer's life, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
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Staying Alive (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marianne (34) discovers that her boyfriend Håkon is having an affair. Supported by her best friend's revenge tips and wisdom, Marianne stumbles into her new life where she discovers that coziness is overrated and having fun is what matters.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, hopes, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, female director, best friends, bittersweet, unfulfillment, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, witty ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Love Punch (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, vengeance, bankruptcy, romance, disorder, renewed love, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, french riviera, paris france, cote d'azur
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: weatherman, self discovery, romance, couples, ambition, family relations, grownups, identity crisis, infidelity, down on your luck, urban, nothing to lose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: THE LITTLEST SUSPECT is the third one hour stand-up special by Kevin Pollak. Although best known for his award-winning work as an actor in over sixty films (A Few Good Men, Casino and The Usual Suspects), Kevin started out as a stand-up comedian, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: prank, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, gambling, filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, showbiz, impostor, practical joke, hollywood, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 657
Madame Irma (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Francis, who is in his forties, manages the French subsidiary of an American high-tech company. But the shareholders suddenly decide to close it. Depressed by the idea of being unemployed and the prospect of losing his second wife, Francis decides ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, cynical ...
Plot: hidden identity, social relations, love and romance, lifestyle, unemployment, couples, gender bending, fortune teller, loss of job, con men, midlife crisis, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 224
Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, gender, parents and children, couples, fall in love, ambition, contests and competitions, dancer's life, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
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Bob Funk (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job -- by his mother, no less -- Bob Funk agrees to quit drinking, see a therapist, and eventually report to a new boss, who might just be the woman of his dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: boss and employee, addiction, couples, workplace, family relations, parents and children, fired, boss, therapist, layoff, fall in love, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, nanny, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Move (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eleven moving dates, eight friends: Philipp, Wiebke, Jessica, Maria, Swantje, Michael, Thomas, Dina – all in their twenties and mutually lonesome. And always searching: For a new city, a new job, an own apartment, a new, or even an old love. The ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, feel good, sexy ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love and romance, friendship, goth girl, breakup, devotion, break up, loyalty, christmas dinner, video chat, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Makeover (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This is an update of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" that changes the genders of the main characters. Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate and inadvertently learns ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, opposites attract, hopes, disorder, social differences, fish out of water, misfit, congress, campaign, couples, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Off and Running (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A missed highway exit and here is Darry Marzouki, unemployed conjurer, crossing the road with Irène Montier Duval, a beautiful bourgeois, the Hermès bag full of banknotes. Out of love, she served as an intermediary in an arms sale between a French ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, on the run, love affair, unemployment, love and romance, female director, kidnapping, tourette's syndrome, hotel room, bathtub, gun, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 108
Made in Italy (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: French writer Luca Morandi was born in Italy. He is forty years old and finds himself at a crossroads in his life. He doesn't know where to turn: France, his adopted home where he was raised, or Italy, the country of his birth, perfect, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, couples, attempted seduction, sexual tension, family secret, inheritance, widow, money, unfulfillment, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Special Delivery (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unexpected phone call from a certain Kirsch sets off a crisis between Catherine and Raphaël that will affect all those around them, be they close friends or casual acquaintances.
Style: humorous, psychological, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, couple relations, couples, cause and meaning, crumbling marriage, love and romance, infidelity, misunderstanding, dealing with death, unfulfillment, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A happy newlywed marriage counselor's views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, true love, renewed love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, parents separation, couples, family problems, family relations, in laws ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Say I Do (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An unlikely couple fake a relationship to win a TV game show prize. Wannabe actress Estrella dreams of becoming a hostess on a romance reality-TV show presented by Amador Rosales. Meanwhile, movie usher and film buff Victor, who hates such reality ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: dishonesty, media, unlikely couple, fall in love, tv show, couples, disorder, love and romance, romance, aspiring actor, relationships, ladykiller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Housewarming (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chantal, an advocate involved in defending homeless illegal immigrant, decides to refurbish her flat. Following her convictions she calls Columbian workers led by an unforeseeable architect. In the mean time a former client decides he is in love ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, love and romance, family problems, hotshot lawyer, disorder, single parent, family in crisis, immigrants, flat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 155
The Jungle (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Luxembourg, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent and Mathias are two friends, in their thirties, who live off Vincent’s father. One day, during a meal where the wine and talk both flow a little too freely, Vincent’s father offers the two friends a bet. If they can survive seven days ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: friendship, survival, betrayal, couples, love and romance, wager, unemployed, birthday party, loyalty, jungle, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Les Gazelles (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
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Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, breakup, singleness, strong female presence, unfulfillment, friendship, society, love and romance, bittersweet, thirtysomething life, couples, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don't realize is that they're the ones who need her help. As always, Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, goofy hero, family relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, theater, siblings relations, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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38%
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Bug (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A small boy squashing an insect sets in motion a series of events, large and small, that include a lost restaurant reservation, a drunken fender-bender, disruption of basic cable television service, and more than one relationship falling apart. One ...
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: family problems, destiny, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, down on your luck, hopes, couples, multiple storylines, little boy, cockroach, restaurant owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: friends, life is a bitch, drug abuse, contests and competitions, ambition, addiction, drugs/alcohol, buddies, couples, siblings relations, eviction, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Unemployed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamal and Dex are two hapless out of work actors who come to terms with reality when they realize they've been pursuing their dreams for over ten years and still haven't booked a single speaking role. When the two run out of cash and face ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, nothing goes right, ambition, against the odds, fish out of water, disorder, couples, buddies, unlikely couple, love and romance, actor's life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
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A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, love affair, sexual relations, suburban life, suburbs, love and romance, pubic hair, female nudity, male nudity, public urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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35%