Movies like Night Shift 1982

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Night Shift (1982)
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Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night .
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, light, talky, intense, offbeat, realistic, macabre, neo noir ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, nightshift, misfit, nightlife, cons and scams, lifestyle, buddies, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, prostitute, friends, partners, student life, dishonesty, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), christmas, business, party, female nudity, subway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, friends, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), farce, buddies and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Crime and Western genres. Some movies like Night Shift: The Wedding Ringer (2015), Taking Care of Business (1990), City Slickers (1991), Trading Places (1983), Doctor Detroit (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, nothing goes right, friends, love and romance, best man, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, malibu california, los angeles
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City Slickers (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, cattle drive, friendship, midlife crisis, cowboy, buddies, vacation, radio, rain, bittersweet, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, colorado, new mexico, spain
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Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, bet, experiment, wrongful arrest, wager, investor, suprisingly clever ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
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Doctor Detroit (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A shy but gentle man named Clifford Skridlow is a professor of comparative literature at the financially-strapped fictional Monroe College in Chicago. A chance encounter with four beautiful women at a restaurant changes his life forever.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, college professor, nothing goes right, crimes, gangsters, odd couple, lifestyle, sexual content, silly humor, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, chicago illinois, usa
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Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, cia, kgb, adventure, farce, espionage, love triangle, vengeance, dishonesty, partners, heroes, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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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, hostage, disorder, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, intense, clever ...
Plot: casino, greed, dark humor, change of luck, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, gambling, feud, jealousy, money, submachine gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
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Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, goofy hero, friends, social awkwardness, disorder, fish out of water, buddies, misfit, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, buddies, society, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, mental institution, doctors and patients, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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44%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, heist, misfit, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
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44%
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, cons and scams, friends, disorder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
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Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, party, librarian, coming of age, twentysomething life, misfit, lifestyle, youth, romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, farce, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: city life, best friends, best friend, singleness, disorder, friends, hung over, lifestyle, nothing goes right, twentysomething life, strong female presence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, disorder, rivalry, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, ego clash, desire for fame, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
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42%
Private Resort (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack and his buddy Ben check in at a posh Florida resort, planning to spend every hour in hot pursuit of gorgeous babes. But their plans hit a major detour when they try to bed the wife of a conniving jewel thief. They'll have to outsmart him, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, farce, femme fatale, youth, friendship, goofy hero, love and romance, looking for sex, mistaken identity, teenage life, nothing goes right, prank ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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42%
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You and Your Stupid Mate (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century
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41%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, chases and races, undercover, friends, stoners, disorder, urban, city life, drug abuse, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
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Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
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Kicking the Dog (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Getting It On (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sexy, teen sex comedy, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
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40%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a series of Hollywood flops, famed director Harris Chappell (Jeffrey Tambor) returns to New York to relaunch his Broadway career. But Chappell's triumphant comeback begins to spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure ...
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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
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Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, gay interest, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, city life ...
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Splinterheads (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SPLINTERHEADS introduces Thomas Middleditch as Justin Frost, a twenty-something slacker whose “thing” is that he has no “thing” at all. When a small-time carnival rolls into town, he meets Galaxy (Rachael Taylor), a gorgeous con artist, or ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
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Place: usa
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The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
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The Ladies Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, funny, light, sexual ...
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, nothing goes right, fighting the system, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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