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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, farce, friendship, elderly, disorder, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, goofy hero, criminal, crimes, friends, crime, golden years, women's prison, prostitution, judge, prisoner, guilt, district attorney, woman, cross dressing
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Madea Goes to Jail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about disorder, friends, friendship, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right and farce mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Madea Goes to Jail: Madea's Class Reunion (2003), I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009), Madea's Witness Protection (2012), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), A Madea Christmas (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madea's Class Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Madea is traveling to the Pandora Hotel, where her 50 year class reunion is to be held. Running afoul of the law, Madea nonetheless manages to teach valuable lessons amidst the comedy and chaos, addressing the importance of forgiveness and the value ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hotel, friends, stoners, prison, fish out of water, reunion, theater, prison life, disorder, golden years, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Madea Goes to Jail (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Madea returns in another hilarious story in which she gets sent to the big house. But regardless of the circumstances, she gives her trademark advice and wisdom to her friends and family as they learn the importance of letting go, moving on, and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Plot: prison, love and romance, family relations, captivity, reunion, golden years, goofy hero, family gatherings, eccentric family, jail, retribution, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Plot: couples, family life, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, family relations, infidelity, love, nightclub singer, aunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wall street, eccentric family, danger, farce, parents and children, family relations, hopes, dishonesty, fish out of water, hidden identity, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, goofy hero, nothing goes right, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, theater, disorder, prison life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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A Madea Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, parents and children, family life, family, nothing goes right, friendship, society, adventure, farce, small town, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, alabama
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Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couple relations, friendship, family problems, breakup, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, infidelity, remarry, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas
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35%
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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, introspection, couple relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, battle of the sexes, breakup, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, uplifting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
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Madea's Big Happy Family The Play (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, profanity, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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32%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, parents and children, social differences, support group, family relations, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, female protagonist, single mother, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, social misfits, crimes, crime, goofy hero, crime scene, brother brother relationship, fake suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, friendship, cons and scams, friends, disorder, elderly, youth, crimes, retirement home, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, eccentric family, couple relations, fish out of water, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, love and romance, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: confined, unlikely criminals, farce, friendship, crimes, danger, writer's life, dark humor, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, workplace situations, farce, friendship, disorder, hitman, buddies, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, falling in love, fall in love, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boys Don't Cry (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of the best Polish comedies of the late 1990's, "Boys Don't Cry" is a satirical look at the gangsters of Poland and some teens who accidentally get involved with them.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, crime, crimes, gangsters, prostitute, goofy hero, buddies, best friends, bug, polish, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland
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26%
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Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dark humor, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, manipulations, manipulation, salesman, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Madea's Family Reunion (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Just as the southern matriarch, Madea buries her older sister, Irene. (There is no mention of Helen and Charles Jr. at all during the play). Her granddaughter Lisa is getting married to a very successful rich man name Ronnie at the house, but ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, family life, eccentric family, reunion, family gatherings, family relations, family problems, disorder, dysfunctional family, death in the family, actor playing female role, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, female protagonist, church, crisis of faith, car accident, air disaster, society, sexual content, fish out of water, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, social misfits, crimes, mentally unstable, confined, friendship, vengeance, restaurant, introspection, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, best friends, sexual content, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
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Doing Time (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: prison, buddies, anti hero, escape, prison life, farce, intrigue, anti heroes, friends, disorder, troublemaker, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, family problems, farce, disorder, eccentric family, family gatherings, master and servant, family life, parents and children, estate, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, fish out of water, human nature, disorder, friends, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, golden years ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
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25%
Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, fish out of water, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, best friends, friendship, buddies, reunion, farce, self discovery, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, on the road, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
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Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, estrangement, friends, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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