Movies like The Odd Couple 1968

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The Odd Couple (1968)
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The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, not serious, semi serious, sitcom, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, poker game, friends, misfit, couple relations, partners, cards, family problems, urban, couples, buddies, disorder, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, fish out of water, separated, screwball, domestic disturbance, indoor, friendship between men, obsessive compulsive disorder, divorced man, male friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo

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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, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, runaway, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Odd Couple: Night Shift (1982), The Out of Towners (1970), The Sunshine Boys (1975), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), Buddy Buddy (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, nightshift, morgue, cons and scams, misfit, nightlife, lifestyle, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, odd couple, reunion, wedding, road trip, marriage, farce, couples, buddies, disorder, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
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The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, society, nothing goes right, couple relations, fish out of water, partners, disorder, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, odd couple, showbiz, actor's life, friendship, friends, couple relations, love and romance, golden years, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, nervous breakdown, midlife crisis, down on your luck, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, odd couple, family problems, husband wife relationship, couples, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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81%
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Buddy Buddy (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, dark humor, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, dishonesty, deadly, partners, couples, mentally unstable, odd couple, assassination, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, hospital, insurance, friendship, insurance fraud, american football, odd couple, workplace, cons and scams, disability, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dentist, nurse, romance, love triangle, cons and scams, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, partners, odd couple, elderly, aging, retiring, crimes, couples, city life, lie, father daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, disorder, partners, parents and children, single parent, bait ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
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63%
 6.6
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, honeymoon, midlife crisis, bittersweet, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, dark humor ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, fish out of water, renewed love, couples, heist, sex addict, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, dishonesty, couples, wedding, satire, frame up, cons and scams, love and romance, couple relations, romance, disorder, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, brooklyn new york city, semi autobiographical, great depression, eccentric family, love and romance, youth, parents and children, siblings relations, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: new york, usa
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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
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56%
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Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mayor, christmas, friendship, love triangle, romance, couple relations, golden years, love and romance, fall in love, couples, buddies, separated ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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Out to Sea (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, cruise ship, romance, cons and scams, gambling, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, partners, solar eclipse, cruise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Odd Couple (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Plot: odd couple, screwball, partners, love and romance, city life, unlikely partners, urban, separated, lifestyle, human nature, buddies, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love affair, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, suburbs, romance, restaurant, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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54%
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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, semi serious, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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53%
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A trio of friends scheme to find a wife for their socially inappropriate friend Barry, and end up finding a girl just like him.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: date night
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Mutual Appreciation (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. Film of the ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sincere, mumblecore ...
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, touching ...
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50%
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Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: farce, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, womanizer, mistress, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
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50%
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Avanti! (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Style: humorous, touching, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, family problems, opposites attract, love affair, nothing goes right, island, disorder, couples, couple relations, fall in love, death in the family, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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50%
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, writers, eviction, apartment, romance, couple relations, love affair, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, lifestyle ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Odd Couple (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Oscar's life seems almost perfect...sure he's divorced and his apartment is a mess, but he's the host of a well-known sports show, and is enjoying his bachelor lifestyle in New York City. That is until his college friend, Felix, shows ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, friends, friendship, dating, disorder, roommate, radio show, misfit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, macho man, job, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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50%
The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, goofy hero, cruise, hidden identity, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
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50%
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Fading Gigolo (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
Style: sexy, humorous, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vienna, california, ireland
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49%