Movies like Modern Problems

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Modern Problems (1981)
 5.1
 5K
Modern Problems (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light, parody, entertaining, offbeat, idiotic, weird ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, romance, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, disorder, down on your luck, control room, stupidity, happy ending, police investigation, radiation, rivalry, screwball, toxic, silly humor, voodoo, basketball, ballet, cat, telekinesis, truck, sex scene, gun, restaurant ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, feel good and light films with plots about first contact, life philosophy, mentor, catastrophe, disorder, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Modern Problems: High Spirits (1988), Zoom (2006), Zapped! (1982), Hot to Trot (1988), Michael (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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High Spirits (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, romance, castle, disorder, fall in love, haunted house, supernatural romance, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
 4.4
 20K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage superhero, superhero, save the world, good versus evil, family, friendship, space travel, danger, supernatural ability, rescue, rivalry, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. So he decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.
Style: parody, humorous, rough, offbeat, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, camp, gore, satire, supernatural, rivalry, gory, disorder, mutant, righting the wronged, experiment gone awry, toxic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.9
 7K
Zapped! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Peyton and Barney are fun loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidently discovered a formula for telekinetic ...
Style: teen sex comedy, parody, humorous, feel good, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, nerd, prom, laboratory, telekinesis, teenage love, supernatural ability, silly humor, social relations, disorder, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 4.4
 3K
Hot to Trot (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, buddy movie ...
Plot: friends, family relations, pets, unlikely partners, partners, friendship, animal life, family business, disorder, chance, horse, talking animals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 42K
Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, happy ending, romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, on the road, road trip, disorder, dog, journalism, destiny ...
Place: illinois, iowa, chicago illinois, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Date with an Angel (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: odd couple, fish out of water, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, rescue, misfit, supernatural, disorder, couples, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 23K
Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, disorder, supernatural, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, afterlife, back from the dead, millionaire, supernatural romance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new zealand, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: clairvoyant, supernatural, romance, love, family relations, unfulfillment, true love, fall in love, couple relations, magic, couples, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 7K
Super Fuzz (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dave Speed is no ordinary Miami cop--he is an irradiated Miami cop who has developed super powers. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite know how to use them and this gets him in trouble with his long-suffering partner. Red powder from a nuclear ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, parody, idiotic, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: heroes, superhero, police, superhuman powers, law enforcement, police investigation, gangsters, society, buddies, crimes, nothing goes right, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Two of a Kind (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: God throws his hands up at the foolishness of humanity and orders the race destroyed. A trio of bleeding-heart angels strike a deal with him: if they can find just two good souls, the Lord will allow Earth to survive. Unfortunately, the angels have ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, redemption, romance, destiny, survival, god, disorder, road not taken, opposites attract, hopes, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 22K
Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, yuppie ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, obsession, breakup, grudge, romance, vengeance, unlikely couple, rivalry, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 32K
Bubble Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jimmy is young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: niagara falls, teenage life, self discovery, youth, obsessive quest, goofy hero, illness, romance, love and romance, wedding, nightclub, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the almighty and his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, switching roles, miraculous event, artists and showbiz, hopes, supernatural, musician's life, imaginary, religions or cults, disorder, god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client. He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, private detective, afterlife, dog, reincarnation, chase, crimes, crime, human becoming an animal, murder mystery, life & death, talking dog ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Maid to Order (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: maid, friendship, parents and children, switching roles, fish out of water, self discovery, fairy godmother, cinderella story, wish come true, romance, rise and fall, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Meteor Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about fifteen minutes. Now his friends and family want him to protect ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, parody, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, gang, family, imaginary, escapades, fighting crime, anti heroes, save the day, secret identity, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, heroes ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thunderstruck (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sincere, light
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: basketball, switching roles, disorder, body swapping, supernatural, athlete's life, life turned upside down, unsuccessful, teenage life, family, wish come true, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, domestic disturbance, supernatural, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations, imaginary, stupidity, farce, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Zapped Again! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new kid moves into school, making enemies with the affluent societies and joining the beleaguered Science Club. But when an old potion is discovered to confer telekinetic power he gets the chance to get his own back, as well as having a bit of fun ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, sex comedy, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, telekinesis, looking for sex, school, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, college, prank, hardcase students, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 15K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, sailing, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, couple relations, romance, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to ...
Style: parody, humorous, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, scientist, imaginary, outer space, astronaut, satellite, world domination, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 59K
The Animal (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, experiment gone awry, man beast, police investigation, animal life, goofy hero, partners, flirting, police officer, car accident, animals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house and the family must join together to save ...
Style: parody, humorous, scary, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, danger, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, book, vampire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 382K
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: light, inspirational, humorous, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, god, responsibility, chosen one, supernatural ability, deal, supernatural power, divine intervention, dog, god or devil, switching roles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 30K
Mannequin (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chase, lovers on the run, reincarnation, down on your luck, department store, mannequin, romance, goofy hero, disorder, afterlife, store, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 54K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, surreal, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: shoemaker, supernatural ability, lone hero, justice, family business, disorder, workplace, down on your luck, self discovery, switching roles, fish out of water, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, love and romance, on the run, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%