Movies like Rude Awakening

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Rude Awakening (1989)
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Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is about to start in the US, and decide to return to New York to tell someone about it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, political comedy, nostalgic, satirical, complex, funny, cult film, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, drug abuse, friendship, friends, misfit, partners, on the run, stoners, society, urban, chases and races, buddies, city life, idealism, disorder, fish out of water, undercover, state affairs, espionage, marijuana, fish, sex, drug, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Rude Awakening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and funny films with plots about disorder, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, adaptation, mentor and farce mostly in Comedy, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Rude Awakening: Still Smokin (1983), Night Shift (1982), Nice Dreams (1981), The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990), Born in East L.A. (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Still Smokin (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party in Amsterdam. When they get there, however, it turns out that the guy who invited them has taken off with all the money. They are actually expecting Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, so our ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, weed, mistaken identity, stoner, disorder, fish out of water, drug abuse, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, friends, anti hero ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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 6.6
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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, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
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Nice Dreams (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, limousine, lust, latin, duo, exotic dancer, cannabis, mental institution, stalking, buddies, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carlos has failed in show-biz and currently works as a waiter in a Mexican restaurant. There he meets Alex and dumb footballer Bruce celebrating their engagement with her parents. Alex' father is less than thrilled of her fiancée and says ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic, feel good ...
Plot: restaurant, down on your luck, dishonesty, hidden identity, betrayal, misfit, love and romance, romance, silly humor, couples, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, parody, interracial relations, comedy of errors, dishonesty, misfit, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, surprise ending, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, drug abuse, goofy hero, misfit, space and aliens, buddies, aging, nothing goes right, lifestyle, partners, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, farce, disorder, road trip, screwball, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
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66%
 5.5
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Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, strong female presence, power relations, disorder, political intrigue, media satire, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, social differences, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, farce, adventure, siblings relations, switching roles, anti hero, silly humor, partners, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, racial slur, african american, culture clash, justice, stupidity, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
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Up in Smoke (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: cult film, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: marijuana, stoners, hitchhiker, on the road, deportation, smuggling, smoking, chase, farce, crimes, drug dealing, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, latin america, asia, vietnam ...
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56%
 5.3
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High Road (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Directed by Matt Walsh, a co-founding member of world-renowned comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, High Road showcases a totally improvised script about Glenn “Fitz” Fitzgerald (James Pumphrey), a young man whose loyalties are split among ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, on the run, on the road, couples, buddies, crimes, disorder, chases and races, stoners, road trip, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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So Fine (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, opera, disco, gangsters, fashion, family business, crimes, overnight success, disorder, couples, fish out of water, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, venice, manhattan new york city, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
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The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, farce, family problems, youth, social differences, rich and poor, family, rich kid, toys, mischievous children, job seeking, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, party, library, librarian, coming of age, strong female presence, sexual content, love and romance, youth, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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52%
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Company Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, a school teacher pretends to be a CIA spy to get his nagging wife off his back. He helps a Russian ballet dancer defect and is then sent to Cuba to locate "Agent X" for the CIA.
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, politics, hidden identity, revolution, political unrest, government agency, amateur detective, farce, secrets, lone hero, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 31K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
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Far Out Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, partners, misfit, artists and showbiz, aging, adventure, fish out of water, rock, self discovery, disorder, stoners, friends ...
Time: 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kgb, cons and scams, culture clash, missing person, espionage, adventure, nightclub, politics, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, soviet union, nebraska, new york
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51%
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Smiley Face (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, disorder, stoner, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, friends, couples, disorder, artists and showbiz, gender, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
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50%
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Big Business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, neo screwball comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, fish out of water, small town, mistaken identity, culture clash, farce, misfit, family relations, disorder, parents and children, small town life, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, light, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, absurdism, virginity, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, buddies, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, mental institution, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, introspection, urban, couple relations, store, social differences, parents and children, human nature, city life, infidelity, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, crimes, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
 6.2
 36K
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, buddies, misfit, fish out of water, disorder, drinking, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Get Out of My Room (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Get Out of My Room, was a mockumentary in the style of This Is Spinal Tap, written and directed by Cheech Marin. In the film, he and Tommy Chong are shown attempting to finish a "video album" for their novelty record Get Out of My Room.
Style: realistic, not serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: dope, marijuana, latin, drug, filmmaking, disorder, drugs/alcohol, stoners, drug abuse, showbiz, friends, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, buddies, friends, unemployment, partners, desire for fame, ambition, unfulfillment, profanity, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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