Movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie

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The Shrimp on the Barbie
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 he'd rather accept anybody else. Eventually Alex hires Carlos to present him as her new fiancée.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic, road movie, melancholic, funny, sexy, sexual, entertaining ...
Plot: comedy of errors, betrayal, restaurant, dishonesty, couples, romance, disorder, splatter, happy ending, family, hidden identity, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, infidelity, brutality, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, australian, unemployment, fight scenes, catastrophe, fish out of water, adaptation, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Uncle Buck
Comedy
USA
100 min.
 7.0
The Gods Must Be Crazy II
Comedy
South Africa, Botswana, USA
98 min.
 6.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, realistic and semi serious films with plots about adaptation, storytelling, brutality, fantasy world, first contact, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie: Born in East L.A. (1987), Rude Awakening (1989), Made in America (1993), Opportunity Knocks (1990), For Richer or Poorer (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Born in East L.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, parody, culture clash, comedy of errors, interracial relations, factory, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, romance, misfit ...
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Rude Awakening
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 ...
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Plot: jungle, marijuana, buddies, fish, urban, on the run, friends, mentor, misfit, homeless, greed, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, adventure, twins, mistaken identity, anti heroes, marijuana, buddies, goofy hero, odd couple, switching roles, siblings relations, dialogue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
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    User:   83%
 
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Made in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, culture clash, high school, comedy of errors, hidden identity, identity, screwball, obsessive quest, self discovery, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, happy ending ...
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Genre: Comedy
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Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
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Genre: Comedy
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Story: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family life, actor's life, parents and children, kids and family, family, artists and showbiz, jungle, love and romance, youth, family relations, childhood, disorder ...
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Casual Sex?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, romance, resort, friends, best friends, buddies, unlikely couple, women, battle of the sexes, guilty pleasure, opposites attract, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, london
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    User:   51%
 
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Bye Bye Love
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, vampire, children, suburbs, single parent, parenthood, single father, crumbling marriage, radio, couple relations, family ...
Time: 90s
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A Good Man in Africa
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, golf, infidelity, farce, cons and scams, adaptation, political intrigue, brutality, corruption, god, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
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System:   54%
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Critical Condition
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, dark humor, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, criminal's revenge, doctors, odd couple, prison, switching roles, family, mentor, doctors and patients, happy ending, mental institution, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Big Business
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
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Loverboy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, romance, infidelity, couple relations, farce, prostitution, sexual relations, women, cons and scams, couples, storytelling, doctors ...
Time: 80s
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Sibling Rivalry
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her 8 year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors)..
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, comedy of errors, infidelity, family, nothing goes right, doctors, dishonesty, couples, death, family drama, disorder, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
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Father Hood
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie, twist ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chase, kidnapping, heist, on the road, criminal heroes, family life, fugitives, odd couple, on the run, life philosophy, family, criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, cross country
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Steal Big Steal Little
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, switching roles, comedy of errors, rich and poor, siblings relations, cons and scams, gangsters, family life, dishonesty, nudity (topless - notable), hotel ...
Time: 90s
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So Fine
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, gangsters, disco, down on your luck, opera, crime, family business, mozart, society, disorder, fish out of water, writers ...
Time: 80s
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Summer Rental
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: screwball, underdog, on the road, boat, parents and children, race, romance, nothing goes right, chase, family, racing, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, florida
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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be....
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, school, self discovery, parents and children, fashion, family, chase, homecoming, revenge, pornography, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 80s
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Johnson Family Vacation
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, road trip, drugs/alcohol, mischievous children, dysfunctional family, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, lame, family life, destiny, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, missouri, cross country
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The Search for One-eye Jimmy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: gangsters, missing person, nothing goes right, school, crime, crimes, church, mystery, dialogue, friendship, down on your luck, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Madhouse
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, suburbs, uninvited guest, family life, disorder, couple relations, family, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, mentor, hospital ...
Time: 80s
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Stars and Bars
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henderson Dores (Daniel Day Lewis), a New York based art dealer from England, travels to Georgia to persuade patriarch, Harry Dean Stanton, to sell a Monet previously thought lost.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, cerebral ...
Plot: adventure, culture clash, forgery, on the road, track down, romance, down on your luck, gangsters, nothing goes right, adaptation, brutality, finnish ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
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System:   45%
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Splitting Heirs
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, comedy of errors, restaurant, lawyer, nothing goes right, family, dishonesty, disorder, babies and infants, switching roles, inheritance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, london
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Miami Rhapsody
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, marriage, adultery, cheating, relationships, self discovery, romance, interracial romance, couple relations, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida, miami
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She-Devil
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: revenge, infidelity, obsession, vengeance, dysfunctional family, battle of the sexes, betrayal, cheating, adultery, suburbs, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
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