Movies like Off Beat 1986

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Off Beat (1986)
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Off Beat (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in the show and gets into various scrapes with fellow cops and also crooks. And he dances.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: switching roles, dancing, dance, friendship, disorder, mistaken identity, misfit, contests and competitions, love and romance, law enforcement, fish out of water, police officer, impersonating a police officer, partner, friends, urban, city life, librarian, police, library, urban setting
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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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, love and romance, romance, fish out of water, culture clash, friendship and couples mostly in Comedy, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Off Beat: Bank Robber (1993), Mona (2008), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), The Night We Never Met (1993), Farm Girl in New York (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bank Robber (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tennants for protection as well as their silence which becomes more difficult as greed takes over and the people demand more exuberant ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hotel, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, romance, heist, bank robber, money, blackmail, friendship, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
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95%
 4.4
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Mona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two 35 year old men going backwards in life meet a vibrant 23 year woman, bounding unselfconsciously forward.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, romance, looking for love, city life, lifestyle, buddies, society, rivalry, thirtysomething life, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, love and romance, fall in love, comedy of errors, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, kansas city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, partners, lifestyle, city life, couple relations, comedy of errors, urban, friendship, fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Farm Girl in New York (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sam and Matt flee their small mid-western town for New York City, where hot girls roam the streets! After months of trying to pick up ladies and failing miserably, they come up with the idea to hold a fake audition to meet chicks. Hilarity ensues ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, friends, fall in love, audition, looking for sex, fish out of water, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, broadway, looking for love, inspiration, broadway musical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Coming & Going (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Coming & Going is an irreverent romantic comedy that poses the question: How far would you go to capture the heart of the one you love? Lee (Rhys Darby) is a young, skilled OBGYN who lacks confidence when it comes to talking to women outside ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, looking for love, disorder, misfit, lie, friendship, couples, social misfits, thirtysomething life, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 5K
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 ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, party, librarian, coming of age, sexual content, strong female presence, opposites attract, lifestyle, romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Raul, a Puerto Rican born in New York, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting NY, one night. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, looking for love, fish out of water, track down, friends, love at first sight, journey, love, culture clash, adventure, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Sweeter Side of Life (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Pampered Manhattan housewife Desiree Harper has it all. That is until her husband unexpectedly dumps her for his acupuncturist. Faced with an airtight prenup, Desiree reluctantly lands a job making cupcakes at her father's bakery in Flemington, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: starting over, homecoming, love and romance, family relations, couples, looking for love, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, misfit, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Christmas in Boston (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet. Both used their best friends pictures to send to each other and now will let their friends meet. True love is found in the end for all.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mistaken identity, love and romance, love affair, friendship, disorder, pen pal, letter, christmas, friends, romance, journalism, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: office, rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, fish out of water, workplace romance, workplace situations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 6K
Loosies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast, free, lifestyle is confronted by a woman whom he had a one night affair with, she informs him that she is now pregnant with his child, he must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: romance, introspection, law enforcement, disorder, unlikely couple, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, chases and races, couples, urban, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 10K
Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
New York Minute (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Top student Jane Ryan heads to Manhattan for a college-scholarship competition. Her rebellious twin Roxy Ryan goes along to crash a video shoot. But anything can happen - and does - in a romp involving a pursuing truant officer, a smuggler, ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: twins, siblings relations, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, twin sister, friendship, teenage life, dream, romance, music video, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, oxford university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 10K
Legal Eagles (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable ...
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, romance, crime, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal, dishonesty, love and romance, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, miami beach, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 19K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 5K
The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Pesci stars as Louie Kritski, a heartless landlord who has been so negligent in keeping up his ghetto apartment that he is threatened with jail time. The judge gives him another option, which he accepts -- he must live in his rat-infested hell ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Man of the Century (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fantasy-comedy about a young man who lives as if it is 1928 or so, and his encounters with modern-day women and modern-day criminals.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, heist, profanity, newspaper, time travel, disorder, society, crimes, love and romance, misfit, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Indian-American surprises his family when he announces his desire for an arranged marriage with an Indian woman, though his affection for a longtime American friend complicate his plan.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
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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: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, entertaining, captivating, light ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 4K
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
That's What She Said (2012)
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, feel good ...
Plot: best friends, city life, best friend, singleness, lifestyle, hung over, twentysomething life, friends, nothing goes right, disorder, strong female presence, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
35 and Ticking (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Centers around the lives of Victoria, Zenobia, Clevon, and Phil -- all friends approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they've always dreamed of. While Zenobia (Nicole Ari Parker) is still looking for a man, Victoria ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, comedy of errors, midlife crisis, couples, buddies, disorder, wooing, couple relations, crumbling marriage, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Americanizing Shelley (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, disorder, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, celebrity culture, country, fish out of water, filmmaking, misfit, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, fish out of water, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%