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Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
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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 three troubled children into the Shelmikedmu, a primitive culture whose habits enthrall scholars. But when a spiteful rival threatens to blow the whistle on Krippendorf's ruse, he gets into the act as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, idiotic, absurd, witty, semi serious, funny, ridiculous, awful, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, family relations, single parent, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, comedy of errors, switching roles, cons and scams, professor, nothing goes right, embezzlement, jungle, monkey, circumcision, anthropology, lecture, eccentricity, couple relations, parents and children, family life, obsessive quest, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, melancholic and realistic films with plots about disorder, farce, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, brutality and family mostly in Comedy, Crime and Family genres. Some movies like Krippendorf's Tribe: Made in America (1993), Steal Big Steal Little (1995), Two Much (1995), The Associate (1996), Kabluey (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, usa, california
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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, twins, society, hotshot lawyer, hidden identity, rise to the top, legal action, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, actor's life, parents and children, family life, youth, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Associate (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While ...
Style: feel good, witty, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: wall street, workplace, sexism, gender disguise, racism, hidden identity, comedy of errors, farce, strong female lead, fake identity, women's rights, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Kabluey (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: single parent, family life, family relations, disorder, eccentric family, fish out of water, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, torment, job, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Splitting Heirs (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, inheritance, nothing goes right, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, disorder, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, feel good, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, family relations, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, disorder, unsupportive spouse, nothing goes right, family problems, dull life, parents and children, relationship vs career, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, comedy of errors, switching roles, frame up, fish out of water, save the day, nothing goes right, gender, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, accountant, switching roles, mistaken identity, parents and children, fish out of water, disorder, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: twins, dog, switching roles, bulldog, fish out of water, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, pets, odd couple, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, unlikely criminals, partners, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, dishonesty, goofy hero, partners, escapades, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nanny, family relations, siblings relations, disorder, babies and infants, mischievous children, teenage life, parents and children, youth, single parent, goofy hero, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Manna from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
71%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, therapy, obsession, psychiatrist, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, couples, disorder, family gatherings, mischievous children, fish out of water, couple relations, single parent, family relations, mistaken identity, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Man of the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male friendship, male bonding, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, wooing, parents and children, rise to the top, family relations, romance, disorder, store, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, workplace ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: impostor, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
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Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: performer's life, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, escapades, profanity, estrangement, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
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Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, switching roles, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
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67%