Movies like The Jerk

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The Jerk (1979)
 7.2
 53K
The Jerk (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, cynical, not serious, surprise ending, cult film, funny, absurd ...
Plot: farce, sniper, birthday, fall in love, butler, coming of age, leaving home, fish out of water, tennis court, phone book, misfit, love and romance, self discovery, salesman, starting over, wedding preparations and rituals, rise and fall, rise to the top, disorder, goofy hero, silly humor, rags to riches, stupidity, gangsters, dog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, los angeles, southern usa, st. louis missouri

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Most similar movies to The Jerk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and realistic films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, farce, dialogue, culture clash, storytelling and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Jerk: Trading Places (1983), The Man with Two Brains (1983), Bowfinger (1999), Brain Donors (1992), The Super (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 136K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, bet, experiment, wager, wrongful arrest, investor, suprisingly clever ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a brain surgeon who tries to end his unhappy marriage to spend more time with a disembodied brain.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mad scientist, satire, love triangle, transplant, brain, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, gold ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, austria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 66K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, nothing goes right, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 4K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 5K
The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 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, african american, racial slur, culture clash, justice, stupidity, switching roles, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, misfit, getting home, animal life, self discovery, family life, dog, adventure, stupidity, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, pregnancy, goofy hero, misfit, family relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, sexual attraction, coma, masturbation, father son relationship, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 21K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, military life, silly humor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.4
 131K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, elementary school, graduation, school, inheritance, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, misfit, goofy hero, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Rev. Lenox Thomas - and Pryor has never been so outrageously funny. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Plot: labor union, dishonesty, society, betrayal, odd couple, partners, misfit, prodigy, manipulations, mentally unstable, romance, workplace ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotshot hero, blind ambition, farce, workplace, disorder, salesman, workplace situations, boss and employee, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Still Waiting... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Shenaniganz loses all its hottest waitresses to new competitor Ta-Ta's Wing Shack -- where the scantily clad wait staff earns bigger tips -- the Shenaniganz staff aims to give Ta-Ta's its just desserts.
Style: humorous, not serious, unusual plot structure, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, goofy hero, parody, teaching the ways of the world, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, thirtysomething life, power relations, friends, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.
Style: humorous, absurd, bad taste humour, funny, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slacker, goofy hero, parents and children, unsuccessful, dull life, stupidity, insanity, leaving home, absurd humor, sausage, wheelchair, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, funny, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, family relations, fighting the system, race against time, fish out of water, parents and children, save the day, rivalry, disorder, siblings relations, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Who's Your Daddy? (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teen sex comedy, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, looking for love, fish out of water, rise to the top, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, misfit, disorder, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, prank, farce, goofy hero, misfit partners, escapades, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, el paso texas, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 36K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, friends, social awkwardness, goofy hero, misfit, buddies, fish out of water, disorder, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, family relations, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, self discovery, misfit partners, track down, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Ladies Man (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females?
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: farce, workplace, nothing goes right, love and romance, battle of the sexes, college, down on your luck, singleness, college life, absurd humor, parody, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: egypt, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 68K
Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, heroes, village, rescue, actor, farce, fish out of water, friendship, crimes, danger, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 352K
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, not serious, ridiculous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, stupidity, dumb, odd couple, social misfits, dimwit, illiteracy, misfit, parakeet, friendship, adventure, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, colorado, rhode island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, starting over, fish out of water, sexual relations, high school life, addiction, teachers and students, high school, parody, female protagonist, coma, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Where's Poppa? (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: oedipus complex, incest, rape, family relations, old age, caretaker, retirement home, racism, eccentric family, silly humor, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, heist, couples, adventure, happy ending, justice ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 34K
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 ⇓
22%
 6.3
 8K
Easy Money (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, wedding, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, social differences, self discovery, family gatherings, silly humor, profanity, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, disorder, fall in love, on the run, chases and races, nothing goes right, woman in danger, stupidity, sex aid, african american, verbal abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s, year 1982
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sentimental, idiotic ...
Plot: farce, friendship, misfit, corporate world, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, goofy hero, loser, taxidermy, mouse, idiot, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, loneliness, singleness, starting over, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, adaptation, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, workplace situations, actor's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%