Movies like Rude Awakening 1989

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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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about disorder, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, mentor, adaptation and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Rude Awakening: Still Smokin (1983), Nice Dreams (1981), The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990), Night Shift (1982), Protocol (1984). 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, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, weed, anti hero, mistaken identity, fish out of water, drug abuse, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right, disorder, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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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, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, cannabis, marijuana, duo, latin, exotic dancer, limousine, lust, mental institution, weed, nothing goes right, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
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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, splatter, romantic ...
Plot: restaurant, infidelity, betrayal, dishonesty, misfit, romance, hidden identity, love and romance, silly humor, family relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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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, morgue, nightshift, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, realistic, semi serious, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, strong female presence, disorder, power relations, media satire, culture clash, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, looking for love, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
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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, parody, funny ...
Plot: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, disorder, comedy of errors, false accusation, interracial relations, misfit, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, tijuana mexico
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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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, farce, disorder, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
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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, sequel to cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, space and aliens, weed, drug abuse, nothing goes right, friends, screwball, disorder, silly humor, friendship, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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65%
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, farce, adventure, friends, disorder, family relations, revolution, anti heroes, good versus evil, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
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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, profanity, society ...
Time: 90s
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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, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, nothing goes right, down on your luck, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
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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, buddies, disorder, couples, on the road, crimes, stoners, chases and races, road trip, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
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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, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, venice, israel ...
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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: city life, best friends, best friend, lifestyle, singleness, disorder, hung over, twentysomething life, friends, nothing goes right, strong female presence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, special agents, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, new york
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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: on the road, partners, aging, artists and showbiz, misfit, fish out of water, rock, self discovery, friends, stoners, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 60s
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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, neo screwball comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, small town, mistaken identity, fish out of water, luxury hotel, culture clash, farce, partners, family relations, disorder, urban, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, west virginia
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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: rich kid, friendship, farce, family problems, youth, social differences, rich and poor, family, spoiled brat, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
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50%
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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 ...
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Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, poker game, couples, 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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How High 2 (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When two jobless friends discover a hidden weed bible and the ultimate bud, they think that they’ve got it made…with 'seed' money to start a new snack delivery app. But, when nearly all of their stash and weed bible are stolen, the two ...
Style: humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny, feel good
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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
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, mental institution, doctors and patients, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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47%
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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: stoners, marijuana, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, actor's life, drugs/alcohol, disorder, stoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice california, california
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47%
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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, friends, social awkwardness, goofy hero, buddies, misfit, fish out of water, disorder, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, drug, latin, marijuana, stoners, drugs/alcohol, friends, disorder, showbiz, drug abuse, filmmaking, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
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46%
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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, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, nightclub, politics, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, ussr, soviet union, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, infidelity, introspection, parents and children, urban, couple relations, human nature, store, city life, social differences, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: parody, humorous, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virginity, absurdism, teenage life, looking for sex, youth, misfit, buddies, disorder, sex, stupidity, family, erection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%