Movies like Masala

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Masala (1991)
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Masala (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Indian-Canadian heroin addict becomes involved in the lives of his mother's family, watched over by the god Krishna.
Style: humorous, clever, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: drug abuse, dark humor, family relations, misfit, terrorism, drug dealing, injustice, life is a bitch, addiction, urban ghetto life, society, human nature, urban, immigrants, city life, down on your luck, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, female nudity, satire, heroin addict, stabbing
Time: 90s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Masala

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about society, misfit, family relations, disorder, friends, lifestyle and culture clash mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Masala: Floundering (1994), Nora's Hair Salon II (2008), RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008), The Last Days of Switzerland (1999), The Breaks (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, friendship, lifestyle, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, dark humor, buddies, disorder, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, italy, usa, europe, venice ...
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95%
Nora's Hair Salon II (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The hilarious cast of Nora's Hair Salon is back in this outrageous, bust-a-gut comedy! Featuring familiar faces and fresh new names, Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above will have you cutting up all over again! As co-owner of Nora's Hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: workplace, society, friends, family relations, friendship, workplace situations, city life, estrangement, beauty salon, urban, barbershop, black cast
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In this holiday prequel, it’s 1997 and Sunnyvale Trailer Park is getting ready for the holiday season. Julian’s got a great idea to make money this Christmas, Ricky gets confused between God and Santa, and Bubbles tries to get the Boys together ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: nothing goes right, petty criminal, buddies, misfit, friends, life is a bitch, holiday, social misfits, society, disorder, white trash, christmas
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes, society, down on your luck, dark humor, existentialism, fictional reality show, sex maniac, gender roles, probation, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A naive girl's love for Switzerland is put to the test in this satiric comedy. Irina (Yelena Panova) is a woman from Russia who all her life has always been fascinated by Switzerland and longs to live there some day, though her notion of Swiss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, injustice, social decay, state affairs, immigrants, politics, workplace, satire, love and romance, friendship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
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83%
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The Breaks (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Derrick, a racially-confused Irishman raised in the hood by a black family is having the worst day ever. Determined to prove to his fed-up mother and would-be girlfriend that he's not a screw-up, he sets out to do one thing right (get some ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, interracial relations, urban, urban ghetto life, racism, city life, misfit, disorder, buddies, gang, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Heaven Before I Die (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, farce, friendship, self discovery, heist, crimes, immigrants, misfit, society, love and romance, disability, oracle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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81%
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Buttoners (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Je to film sestávající ze šesti povídek, které většinou černě humornou, ironickou, mnohdy i trpce hořkou formou vyprávějí o jednom dávném prokletí, lidské nevěře, podivných úchylkách, nečekaném zázraku i pokryteckém ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coincidence, couples, dark humor, society, destiny, couple relations, human nature
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1995
Place: europe, japan, asia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, ambition, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, couples, siblings relations, dark humor, buddies, addiction, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Fakin' Da Funk (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, racism, culture clash, hip hop, city life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, friendship, adoption, teenage life, physical appearance, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Million to Juan (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: money, restaurant, family relations, community, cons and scams, rich and poor, mistaken identity, down on your luck, social differences, misfit, prostitute, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Little Britain: Live (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The many hilarious characters of Little Britain are taken to the stage in this brilliant live performance by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: live comedy, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: social misfits, society, coming out, village life, human nature, village, working class, lifestyle, misfit, gays and lesbians, showbiz, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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60%
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Room to Rent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: unlikely couple, immigrants, down on your luck, society, writer's life, reincarnation, nightclub, culture clash, love and romance, romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fish out of water, doctor, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, interracial relations, misfit, buddies, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
You Might as Well Live (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On the advice of his childhood hero, Robert R. Mutt embarks on a madcap adventure to attain the three keys to being a "somebody" - a girl, some money and a championship ring.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, clever, realistic
Plot: rabbi, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, unfulfillment, toilet humor, mental institution, protest, hockey, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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54%
Louis C.K.: Live at The Comedy Store (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: This material was developed and prepared over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when he used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to him to shoot this special in a club ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, funny, atmospheric ...
Plot: dark humor, family relations, society, family life, human nature, stand up special, honest, culture clash, character study, storytelling, irreverent, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The making of a serious, Canadian art house film descends into Hollywood farce when its producer is forced to compromise his vision to accommodate his drug-addled star, his leading lady and his venal backers.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, film within a film, actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, infidelity, introspection, parents and children, urban, couple relations, human nature, store, city life, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Don's Analyst (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Don Vito Leoni, the Godfather, is clinically depressed. The world has changed and he hasn't. He'd like to retire, but if he left the "family business" to his two idiot sons, they'd be dead in a minute. So he decides to go ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, misfit, gangsters, family life, missing person, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, crime, crimes, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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46%
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, gun, neighbor, nothing goes right, unsupportive spouse, social decay, twentysomething life, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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45%
Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, eviction, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
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43%
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LolliLove (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A hip, misguided Southern California couple decide to make a difference in the lives of the homeless by giving them lollipops with a cheery slogan on the wrapper.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: social differences, rich and poor, society, nothing goes right, social relations, charity, homelessness, satire, female director, homeless
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Laura Cadieux II (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: -Laura Cadieux reçoit en cadeau d'anniversaire des billets pour une croisière sur le fleuve St-Laurent (au Québec), et décide d'inviter toutes ses amies à l'accompagner. Mais voilà que madame Therrien, toujours aussi distraite, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, farce, sexual content, gender, misfit, singleness, looking for sex, love affair, couples, family relations, screwball, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
It's Under My Skin (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, dark humor, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, african american, adoption, delicatessen, mooning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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41%
Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, wedding, suburban life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, society, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
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39%
Who Is KK Downey? (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The plot revolves around two hipster friends who pretend to be a writer with a troubled past in their quest for fame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: drug abuse, satire, prodigy, writer's life, tragic hero, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch, misfit, best friends, mentally unstable, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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39%
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Da Block Party (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: One hot summer day in New Orleans, BJ (Troy Anders) tries to keep his deceased brother's legacy alive by throwing the hottest, rip-roaring block party of the summer. But he has a few obstacles to overcome first, one jealous baby-mamma and a ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, family relations, police corruption, nightlife, partners, lifestyle, crimes, drug dealing, buddies, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting: imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting, suspense
Plot: society, disorder, culture clash, suicide, misfit, social misfits, nothing goes right, injustice, down on your luck, working class, martyrdom, talking to an animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: palestinian authority, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Swissmakers (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: immigrants, politics, immigration, surveillance, bureaucracy, misfit, society, culture clash, citizenship, factory worker, narrow mindedness, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%