Movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie

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The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
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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 he'd rather accept anybody else. Eventually Alex hires Carlos to present him as her new fiancée.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, splatter, romantic, feel good, road movie, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: restaurant, romance, betrayal, misfit, family relations, love and romance, couples, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment, down on your luck, hidden identity, disorder, silly humor, fish out of water, comedy of errors, dishonesty, psycho, horse, friendship, rich, party, millionaire, photographer, tennis ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Shrimp on the Barbie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cult film films with plots about disorder, fantasy world, farce, catastrophe, mentor, lone hero and redemption mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie: Born in East L.A. (1987), Walk Like a Man (1987), Rude Awakening (1989), Opportunity Knocks (1990), Sibling Rivalry (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, misfit, getting home, self discovery, family life, adventure, feral child, stupidity, dog, animal life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
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44%
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 ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, society, misfit, undercover, on the run, state affairs, partners, buddies, stoners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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 ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, impostor, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sibling Rivalry (1990)
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, cynical, entertaining, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, love affair, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, dying during sex, police ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
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41%
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Stars and Bars (1988)
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, realistic, semi serious, sexy, cerebral ...
Plot: fish out of water, adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, down on your luck, family relations, disorder, love and romance, forgery, romance, track down ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: new york, georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Madhouse (1990)
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: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, down on your luck, lifestyle, disorder, couples, family problems, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, professor, couples, young lovers, actor's life, celebrity culture, actor, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
35%
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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 ⇓
35%
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, campaign, disorder, fish out of water, frame up, gender bending, comedy of errors, silly humor, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
How to Be a Player (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friends, hip hop, battle of the sexes, farce, infidelity, looking for sex, buddies, lifestyle, dishonesty, love and romance, womanizer, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 ⇓
34%
Made in America (1993)
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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, high school, white male black female relationship, teenage girl, single parent, comedy of errors, culture clash, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, sperm donor, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Chauffeur (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A feisty young woman accepts a mysterious offer to become a chauffeur for a Beverly Hills limousine business, much to the chagrin of her older male coworkers and the disbelief of her customers.
Style: humorous, sexy, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, screwball, couples, social differences, fall in love, verbal byplay, high school life, high school, love and romance, youth, dog, chauvinist ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Summer Rental (1985)
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: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, sailing, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, family relations, cons and scams, looking for love, society, friendship, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pastry boy and the son of a hair-piece mogul become involved in an arson scandal. Sergio is offered a bribe in exchange for taking the blame for the fire that destroys his workplace. Garet, the real arsonist, is apalled that someone else would try ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, farce, dishonesty, crimes, fall in love, couples, opposites attract, cons and scams, unfulfillment, disorder, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit, prison life, prison escape ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
For Richer or Poorer (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: amish, fish out of water, embezzlement, frame up, disorder, on the run, misfit, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, fugitives, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
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, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, youth, family life, parents and children, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, twin brother, estate, vengeance, power relations, battles, environmentalism, embezzlement, disorder, custody, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Family Plan (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Charlie MacKenzie is an ambitious young career woman who stretches the truth in a job interview by professing to be married with a family. But her little white lie leads to a great big problem when her new boss moves next door. Desperate to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom, sincere ...
Plot: hidden identity, dishonesty, eccentric family, pretend relationship, couples, family problems, couple relations, boss and employee, best friends, romance, actor's life, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
29%
Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: farce, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, womanizer, romance, couples, mistress, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: writer's life, romance, disorder, therapy, down on your luck, self discovery, pets, nothing goes right, couples, friendship, stripper, creative block ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: weatherman, self discovery, couples, romance, family relations, identity crisis, down on your luck, grownups, ambition, infidelity, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: silly humor, media, hidden identity, clergy, nothing goes right, dishonesty, screwball, disorder, dark humor, mental illness, doctors and patients, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boarding school, family relations, campaign, school, self discovery, family life, parents and children, teenage life, homecoming, eccentric family, boarding school life, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%