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The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
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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, biting, suspense, realistic, neurotic
Plot: unemployment, nervous breakdown, midlife crisis, couple relations, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, family problems, odd couple, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, couples, fired from the job, brother brother relationship, neighbor, dog, burglary, psychiatrist, german shepherd, taxi, city, taxi driver, elevator, middle aged, marriage, pizza ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to The Prisoner of Second Avenue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about couples, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, family problems and unfulfillment mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Prisoner of Second Avenue: The Odd Couple (1968), The Out of Towners (1970), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972), The Sunshine Boys (1975), The Out-of-Towners (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: earnest, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, screwball, disorder, family problems, fish out of water, couple relations, urban, indoor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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95%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, family relations, restaurant, couples, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, actor's life, love and romance, buddies, partners, golden years, artists and showbiz, odd couple, friends, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, heist, couples, adventure, happy ending, justice ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, boston, manhattan new york city, ohio
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59%
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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: realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, gun, neighbor, love and romance, lifestyle, betrayal, down on your luck, unfulfillment, social decay, suburban life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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57%
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, midlife crisis, family problems, anniversary, family relations, honeymoon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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For Pete's Sake (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: money, loan shark, couples, disorder, down on your luck, cons and scams, fall in love, eccentric family, couple relations, romance, nothing goes right, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, couple relations, sexual relations, doctors and patients, power relations, couples, bisexual man, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, down on your luck, urban, male female relationship, plagiarism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The One and Only (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, college, couples, ego clash, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bug (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A small boy squashing an insect sets in motion a series of events, large and small, that include a lost restaurant reservation, a drunken fender-bender, disruption of basic cable television service, and more than one relationship falling apart. One ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, love and romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, couples, hopes, couple relations, multiple storylines, restaurant owner, fortune cookie, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, hopes, love and romance, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Critic's Choice (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: psychologist, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, relationship vs career, critic, backstage, stepmother stepson relationship, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Divorce American Style (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After 17 years of marriage in American suburbia, Richard and Barbara Harmon step into the new world of divorce.
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, satire, marriage, divorce, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, matchmaking, breakup ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family life, nothing goes right, couples, domestic disturbance, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, filmmaking, rise to the top, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, couples, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, romance, frame up, cons and scams, couple relations, satire, wedding, disorder, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sex Monster (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurotic L.A. building contractor (Mike Binder in his best Woody Allen imitation) pushes his wife (Mariel Hemingway) into entering into a three way sexual relationship. Unfortunately for him, his wife gets more out of it than he does and becomes a ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, love affair, battle of the sexes, romance, lifestyle, gender, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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34%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, alcohol abuse, hollywood, midlife crisis, struggling actor, screenwriter, parents and children, single parent, elderly, bittersweet, eccentric family, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
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32%
The Opera Lover (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A middle-aged produce salesman finds his love of opera and singing reawakened when his childhood love returns to town.
Style: humorous, psychological, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, couples, screwball, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, lovers reunited, love affair, working class, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi autobiographical, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, great depression, youth, parents and children, gambling, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance, breaking the fourth wall, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Nasty Neighbours (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr. and Mrs. Peach's favourite neighbours emigrate to Australia, leaving the grieving couple anxiously twitching the net curtains of their suburban cul-de-sac home waiting to see who will be moving in next door. Unfortunately, far from their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: social misfits, lovers on the run, unemployment, innocence lost, suburbs, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, obsession, cons and scams, boss and employee, suburban life, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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She-Devil (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, breakup, divorce, revenge, dark humor, family problems, dishonesty, rivalry, family conflict, battle of the sexes, suburbs, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Supporting Characters (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, witty, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, semi serious, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, wedding, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, witty ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dancer's life, romance, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Happiness Is in the Field (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, missing person, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, satire, disorder, couples, family problems, friends, lookalikes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: europe, france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%