Movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie

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The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
 5.7
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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, romantic, feel good, road movie, melancholic, unusual plot structure, cult film, funny ...
Plot: restaurant, romance, family relations, misfit, betrayal, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment, couples, dishonesty, disorder, hidden identity, fish out of water, comedy of errors, down on your luck, silly humor, horse, psycho, party, rich, friendship, millionaire, hotel, photographer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cult film films with plots about storytelling, farce, redemption, first contact, fantasy world, dialogue and brutality mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie: Born in East L.A. (1987), Rude Awakening (1989), Stars and Bars (1988), Walk Like a Man (1987), Opportunity Knocks (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, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, parody, interracial relations, comedy of errors, dishonesty, misfit, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, on the run, society, partners, undercover, buddies, fish out of water, idealism, drug abuse, urban, city life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, track down, fish out of water, down on your luck, profanity, satire, family relations, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, getting home, misfit, animal life, self discovery, family life, dog, adventure, stupidity, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: impostor, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, family problems, couples, disorder, down on your luck, siblings relations, relative ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, silly humor, dishonesty, love and romance, chases and races, switching roles, frame up, fish out of water, gender bending ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, dark humor ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, love affair, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, infidelity, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, dying during sex, brother brother relationship, hotel room ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, fugitives, misfit, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, hidden identity, accountant, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, single parent, comedy of errors, culture clash, family relations, self discovery, interracial relations, sperm donor, parents and children, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
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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, situational comedy ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, unemployment, parents and children, fish out of water, comedy of errors, misfit, society, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, party, looking for sex, wooing, siblings relations, singleness, couples, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: professor, actor, historian, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, couples, young lovers, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, couple relations, romance, summer vacation, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, strong female presence, power relations, disorder, political intrigue, media satire, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, social differences, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 1K
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, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, opera, disco, gangsters, fashion, family business, crimes, overnight success, disorder, couples, fish out of water, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, venice, manhattan new york city, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nobody's Perfect (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve is a college freshman who plays tennis for the school. But he falls desperately in love with Shelly, also a tennis player. It's all downhill from there. Steve can't eat, he can't sleep, his grades drop, and he gets kicked off ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: tennis, college, dishonesty, love and romance, youth, gender, contests and competitions, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, ironic, satirical, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, looking for love, love and romance, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, masturbation, answering machine, phone sex, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, fall in love, disorder, unlikely couple, family relations, cons and scams, looking for love, society, friendship, hidden identity, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, nothing goes right, actor's life, parents and children, family life, youth, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, love and romance, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lawyer, friendship, odd couple, farce, romance, couple relations, comedy of errors, looking for love, law firm, family relations, workaholic, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, high school, social differences, fall in love, high school life, verbal byplay, couples, screwball, youth, love and romance, dog, rock star ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, estate, twin brother, vengeance, embezzlement, environmentalism, power relations, battles, disorder, fugitives, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, semi serious, offbeat, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, farce, unfulfilled love, silly humor, disorder, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, hidden identity, love affair, couples, down on your luck, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, screwball, comedy of errors, mental illness, doctors and patients, mistaken identity, radio show, nothing goes right, dishonesty, media, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, los angeles, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 7K
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pizza delivery boy, delivery boy, college, delivery man, marital problem, summer job, farce, romance, love and romance, prostitute, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 2K
The Wog Boy (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for Employment, he finds himself on national television branded as Australia's biggest dole bludger. Now Steve has to prove to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, working class, social differences, fighting the system, love and romance, working the system, friends, father son relationship, male female relationship, misfit, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 858
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, couples, womanizer, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, mistress, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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