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, satirical, funny, clever, intense, romantic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, friendship, friends, misfit, undercover, stoners, society, on the run, city life, partners, disorder, fish out of water, drug abuse, idealism, buddies, state affairs, espionage, marijuana, fish, sex, drugs, female nudity, fbi, hippie ...
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 cult film films with plots about disorder, farce, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Rude Awakening: Still Smokin (1983), Nice Dreams (1981), Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980), 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: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weed, stoners, mistaken identity, drug abuse, fish out of water, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, friends, partners, buddies ...
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, latin, mental institution, limousine, lust, exotic dancer, weed, cons and scams, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, witty, not serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, space and aliens, weed, drug abuse, friends, disorder, screwball, silly humor, friendship, fish out of water, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, sexy, splatter ...
Plot: restaurant, couples, disorder, family relations, silly humor, love and romance, misfit, betrayal, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors, interracial relations, disorder, scam ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, farce, road trip, screwball, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: absurd, funny, entertaining, humorous, feel good
Plot: stoners, marijuana, cannabis, smoking, friends, buddies, lifestyle, farce, studying, partners, disorder, drug abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.4
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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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, power relations, disorder, silly humor, strong female presence, teaching the ways of the world, media satire, culture clash, political intrigue, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.5
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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: pimp, prostitution, friendship, morgue, nightshift, nightlife, cons and scams, misfit, fish out of water, lifestyle, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, adventure, switching roles, rebellion, partners, rivalry, buddies, escapades, odd couple, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.6
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 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, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, african american, racial slur, landlord, culture clash, justice, stupidity, society, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.1
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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, couples, crimes, disorder, buddies, on the road, stoners, road trip, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, sexy ...
Plot: marijuana, stoners, hitchhiker, chase, smuggling, deportation, on the road, smoking, weed, farce, disorder, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, latin america, asia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, couples, nothing goes right, americana, self discovery, fish out of water, promotion, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, disco, opera, gangsters, fashion, fish out of water, down on your luck, family business, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace, society ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, venice, manhattan new york city, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: on the road, silly humor, partners, artists and showbiz, media, adventure, aging, misfit, disorder, friends, stoners, couples ...
Time: 60s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, light, entertaining, satirical, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, reluctant partners, politics, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, usa, russia, new york, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
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, disorder, hung over, nothing goes right, lifestyle, twentysomething life, friends, singleness, strong female presence, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, roommate, comedy of errors, stoned, actor's life, disorder, hippie, stoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, funny, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, fish out of water, small town, luxury hotel, culture clash, farce, family relations, disorder, small town life, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.2
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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, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: family, rich kid, spoiled brat, friendship, social differences, rich and poor, family problems, youth, toys, mischievous children, farce, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.5
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, librarian, coming of age, strong female presence, sexual content, friends, disorder, couples, godparent, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, roommate, fish out of water, couple relations, screwball, couples, friends, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
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Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, sitcom ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, unemployment, disorder, friends, society, misfit, nothing goes right, cons and scams, parents and children, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 38K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, humorous, offbeat
Plot: marijuana, latin, buddies, artists and showbiz, performer's life, misfit, lifestyle, filmmaking, stoners, disorder, friends, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, americana, disorder, unemployment, dark humor, buddies, friends, partners, desire for fame, small town, ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, buddies, lifestyle, store, human nature, infidelity, social differences, couple relations, city life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%