Movies like The Promotion

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The Promotion (2008)
 5.6
 19K
The Promotion (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, satirical, stylized, realistic, harsh, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: rivalry, promotion, supermarket, ambition, workplace, boss and employee, corporate world, husband wife relationship, dancing, sarcasm, justice, greed, friends, couples, store, workplace intrigue, silly humor, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, workplace situations, unsupportive coworkers, thirtysomething life, power relations, sex, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, canada, quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and funny films with plots about rivalry, workplace, ambition, mentor, dialogue, farce and catastrophe mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Promotion: Office Space (1999), Haiku Tunnel (2001), The Slammin' Salmon (2009), The Search for John Gissing (2001), Cedar Rapids (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: humorous, witty, satirical, clever, absurd ...
Plot: office, workplace, dark humor, corporate world, computer cracker, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, embezzlement, workplace situations, suburbs, dull life, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, disorder, fighting the system, nothing goes right, workplace situations, boss and employee, fish out of water, introspection, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, light ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, workplace, boss and employee, cooking and food, power relations, obnoxious boss, rivalry, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, chef, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: satire, culture clash, workplace, rivalry, couples, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace romance, vengeance, boss and employee, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, social awkwardness, friends, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, buddies, infidelity, one night stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
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43%
 4.4
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Super Sucker (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two door to door vaccuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, light, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rivalry, workplace, against the odds, rise to the top, farce, boss and employee, workplace romance, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, obnoxious boss, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, ambition, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, card playing, gambler, greed, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, texas, new jersey
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42%
 5.3
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Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: prank, workplace, rivalry, rebellion, obnoxious boss, buddies, partners, silly humor, workplace situations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: salesman, hotshot hero, blind ambition, farce, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, disorder, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.5
 763
Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, boss and employee, social misfits, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Still Waiting... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Shenaniganz loses all its hottest waitresses to new competitor Ta-Ta's Wing Shack -- where the scantily clad wait staff earns bigger tips -- the Shenaniganz staff aims to give Ta-Ta's its just desserts.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, unusual plot structure, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, goofy hero, friends, thirtysomething life, power relations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, workplace situations, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, love and romance, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: office, rivalry, workplace, odd couple, workplace intrigue, ambition, power relations, traffic jam, rich and poor, friendship, lifestyle change, advertising executive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: ambition, life is a bitch, drug abuse, contests and competitions, friends, addiction, buddies, couples, dark humor, siblings relations, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
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Pool Party (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's your standard guy-fails-bar-exam-loses-girlfriend-works-for-a-lunatic-and-is-stalked-by-a-monkey-clown story ...with a twist.
Style: humorous, sexy, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, workplace, family relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, betrayal, ambition, blind ambition, insurance, lookalikes, uninhibited rivalry ...
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Place: arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
American Reunion (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds ...
Style: humorous, not serious, ridiculous, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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31%
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, gets a new job at a research facility, makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 PC. The only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths, together they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: friends, workplace, rise to the top, workplace intrigue, against the odds, misfit, rivalry, computers and web, workplace situations, dark humor, computer, treasure hunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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The Internship (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: new job, career, rivalry, starting over, computers and web, boss and employee, workplace, layoff, middle aged, lifestyle change, friends, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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30%
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The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, parody, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, campaign, debate, media, ambition, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Da' Booty Shop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tyrone Johnson is in jail. As a result his sister Yolanda, an exotic dancer, inherits Tyrone's struggling hair salon business. She first sees the shop as a burden and waste of her time and puts the shop up for sale. But Yolanda eventually sees ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, society, workplace, follow your dream, independent woman, store, exotic dancer, city life, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Closing Escrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three quirky families seeking to buy their next home collide when trying to purchase the same property. The bidding war tests the limits of their marriages and the resolve of their agents.
Style: humorous, cynical, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, eccentric family, family relations, social relations, ambition, satire, real estate, couples, marriage, contests and competitions, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
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In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexism, workplace, siblings relations, workplace situations, shyness, hopes, love and romance, self esteem, family relations, concierge, eccentricity, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa, ireland, los angeles, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
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Clerks II (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.
Style: humorous, witty, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, everyday life, loser, workplace, geek, buddies, partners, social misfits, friends, coworker, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bait Shop (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Its Barbershop for Rednecks. Bill is a bait shop owner who has to make a balloon payment of $15,000 or else the bank will close his shop. Unable to make the payment from the proceeds of the shop, Bill must compete in the annual Bass Tournament, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: save the day, rivalry, bait, family business, contests and competitions, workplace, ambition, small town, friends, working class, store, fishing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, politics, rivalry, society, ira, religions or cults, friends, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, unlikely friendships, mental institution ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, barbershop, hairdresser, fighting the system, friendship, workplace romance, family business, friends, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
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Step Brothers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, family relations, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, grownups, goofy hero, living with parents, adulthood, man child, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, stylized, clever ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, "hip" street magician appears on the scene.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, friendship, performance, comeback, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, performer's life, ambition, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, silly humor, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, rock paper scissors, museum, feminist, steroids
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%