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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, apartment, dog, burglary, psychiatrist, german shepherd, taxi, city, taxi driver, elevator, middle aged, marriage ...
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, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment and disorder 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: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, poker game, cards, disorder, friends, screwball, family problems, separated, couples, 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, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: train, heist, airport, chase, culture clash, disorder, couples, promotion, on the road, fish out of water, comedy of errors, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, romance, battle of the sexes, love and romance, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, restaurant, family relations, family problems, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, buddies, love and romance, odd couple, actor's life, partners, golden years, artists and showbiz, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, heist, sex addict, couples, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, boston, manhattan new york city
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57%
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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: clever, biting, humorous, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, gun, neighbor, betrayal, down on your luck, unsupportive spouse, dull life, family problems, couples, twentysomething life, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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55%
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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, honeymoon, anniversary, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspense, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, disintegration ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: loan shark, money, dishonesty, race against time, prostitute, nothing goes right, romance, screwball, loan, love and romance, crimes, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, writers, eviction, apartment, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sexual, clever, witty, humorous, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: power relations, couples, couple relations, doctors and patients, sexual relations, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, personal ad, bisexual man ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Plot: lifestyle, couples, looking for love, couple relations, twentysomething life, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, urban, dog, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, suspense, witty, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, couples, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, violence spree, social decay, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, surreal, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: love and romance, destiny, family problems, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, couples, hopes, couple relations, breakup, multiple storylines, little boy, cockroach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, couple relations, human nature, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, friends, couples, unfulfillment, female director, car accident, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, romance, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ego clash, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, relationship vs career, couple relations, critic, redheaded woman, bartender, opening night ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, dishonesty, love and romance, frame up, cons and scams, couple relations, disorder, couples, wedding, satire, romance, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: nothing goes right, family life, couples, family problems, domestic disturbance, couple relations, countryside, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, silly humor, crumbling marriage, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: satire, yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, couples, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, nothing goes right, promotion, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A happy newlywed marriage counselor's views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, true love, love and romance, renewed love, family problems, family relations, parents separation, couples, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, in laws ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, filmmaking, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: infidelity, love triangle, looking for love, love affair, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, farce, experiment gone awry, looking for sex, couple relations, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Life After Love (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After 20 years of marriage and almost perfect love, Sophie leaves her husband Gilles for another guy. Many misadventures await Gilles in his nervous breakdown, while trying to get a way to reclaim his love back to Sophie.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: midlife crisis, life turned upside down, breakup, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disorder, love, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, satire, marriage, divorce, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, breakup, matchmaking ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, semi serious, clever, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: mistaken identity, missing person, lookalikes, satire, crumbling marriage, buddies, dishonesty, life is a bitch, hidden identity, unfulfillment, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, humorous, sentimental, emotional, clever ...
Plot: estrangement, midlife crisis, alcohol abuse, hollywood, struggling actor, screenwriter, elderly lovers, parents and children, eccentric family, human nature, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, wedding, odd couple, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, small town life, couples, disorder, screwball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance, screwball, couples, family problems, lovers reunited, love affair, working class, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, great depression, brooklyn new york city, semi autobiographical, parents and children, love and romance, youth, siblings relations, eccentric family, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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