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, semi serious, realistic, romantic, road movie, melancholic, funny, sexy, sexual, entertaining ...
Plot: restaurant, betrayal, comedy of errors, dishonesty, couples, romance, disorder, hidden identity, self discovery, infidelity, down on your luck, unemployment, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, family relations, horse, psycho, party, friendship, millionaire, hotel, photographer, racial slur, tennis ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, brutality, dialogue, fantasy world, lone hero, mentor and catastrophe 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), Miami Rhapsody (1995), Loverboy (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Born in East L.A. (1987)
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, mistaken identity, deportation, parody, comedy of errors, culture clash, interracial relations, immigration, factory, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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95%
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, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, sentimental ...
Plot: getting home, farce, cons and scams, feral child, family life, disorder, babies and infants, self discovery, animal life, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, buddies, jungle, urban, on the run, friends, misfit, state affairs, disorder, city life, fish out of water, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
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, dysfunctional family, betrayal, self discovery, romance, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Loverboy (1989)
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, college, pizza delivery boy, marital problem, delivery boy, romance, farce, couple relations, sex worker, college student, sexual relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: mafia, impostor, comedy of errors, going straight, suburbs, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: amish, fish out of water, comedy of errors, hidden identity, cheating, dishonesty, disorder, fugitives, on the run, true love, frame up, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, semi serious, realistic, sexy, cerebral ...
Plot: adventure, on the road, forgery, culture clash, track down, romance, down on your luck, nothing goes right, fish out of water, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Cousins (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, affair, revenge, romance, infidelity, couple relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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It Takes Two (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Travis is due to marry Stephanie in a few days when he is convinced by beautiful saleswoman Jonni to buy a fancy sports car. The car looks good, but it turns out to be a piece of junk. Travis is determined to get satisfaction and he and Jonni hit ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, romance, love and romance, couples, chase, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, partners, unfulfillment, disorder, chapel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, not serious, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police, hotel room, salesman, sibling rivalry, comedy of errors, infidelity, nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, opera, fashion, gangsters, down on your luck, family business, crime, lawyer, jeans, society, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, pregnancy, nothing goes right, suburbs, family life, mayhem, parasite, mental breakdown, disorder, dysfunctional family, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, comedy of errors, sperm donor, culture clash, self discovery, single parent, romance, hidden identity, obsessive quest, screwball, car dealer, anonymity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, feel good, witty, situational comedy ...
Plot: on the road, unemployment, comedy of errors, parents and children, cons and scams, nothing goes right, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, family life, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, idaho, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, semi serious, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, high school, verbal byplay, love and romance, screwball, couples, social differences, high school life, fall in love, youth, female nudity, wedding ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, not serious, realistic, funny, comic ...
Plot: fish out of water, dishonesty, urban, slum, disorder, switching roles, self discovery, parents and children, city life, misfit, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: lawyer, twin brother, estate, comedy of errors, switching roles, rich and poor, sibling relationship, siblings relations, cons and scams, vengeance, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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Easy Money (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, farce, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, friends, buddies, couple relations, social differences, family gatherings, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, fish out of water, state affairs, romance, head of state, odd couple, assassination attempt, rescue, rise to the top, looking for love, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hotel, mistaken identity, hitman, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, fish out of water, fugitives, hidden identity, odd couple, on the run, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kenny (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, toilet humor ...
Plot: toilet, australian, buddies, working class, friendship, parent child relationship, parents and children, misfit, society, family relations, friends, humble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bye Bye Love (1995)
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: suburbs, single parent, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, couple relations, looking for love, vampire, parents and children, custody, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gay, lesbian, infidelity, gays and lesbians, couple relations, hiv, romance, sexual relations, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: answering machine, masturbation, telephone, friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Straight-laced lawyer, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) meets and falls in love with online chat friend "Lawyer-Girl", Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), only to discover she's a convicted bank robber. Charlene escapes from jail and comes ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lawyer, friendship, odd couple, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, comedy of errors, farce, romance, love and romance, escape, prison, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, couple relations, romance, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, frame up, disorder, marriage, courtroom, misogyny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Houseguest (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: airport, mistaken identity, friendship, self discovery, parents and children, danger, suburbs, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
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, golf, infidelity, politics, cons and scams, political intrigue, nothing goes right, dishonesty, society, state affairs, ego clash, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family life, actor's life, loser, child prodigy, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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