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Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)
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Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Inspired by Neil Simon's early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon's alter-ego Lucas Brickman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writers' room
Plot: drugs, restaurant, television
Time: 50s, 1950s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about couples, family relations, love and romance, mentor, redemption, adaptation and catastrophe mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Laughter on the 23rd Floor: Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972), The Sunshine Boys (1975), The Goodbye Girl (2004), The Odd Couple (1968), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 70s
Place: new york
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The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, witty ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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