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, romantic, road movie, melancholic, funny, sexy, sexual, entertaining ...
Plot: restaurant, 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, romance, 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 fantasy world, mentor, lone hero, catastrophe, adaptation, storytelling and dialogue 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), Stars and Bars (1988), Loverboy (1989), Rude Awakening (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, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, parody, comedy of errors, interracial relations, disorder, dishonesty, misfit, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, idiotic, sentimental ...
Plot: youth, self discovery, cons and scams, babies and infants, getting home, misfit, family life, animal life, disorder, dishonesty, farce, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
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91%
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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, culture clash, track down, disorder, romance, down on your luck, nothing goes right, love and romance, family relations, on the road, fish out of water, forgery ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.0
 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, delivery boy, college, pizza delivery boy, marital problem, summer job, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance, cons and scams, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, jungle, espionage, drug abuse, fish out of water, on the run, state affairs, city life, chases and races, undercover, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 562
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: partners, disorder, love triangle, on the road, infidelity, chase, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, dishonesty, wedding ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, accountant, comedy of errors, rivalry, disorder, dishonesty, hidden identity, on the run, true love, frame up, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, semi serious, neurotic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, romance, infidelity, looking for love, couples, love affair, eccentric family, fall in love, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: mafia, impostor, comedy of errors, going straight, disorder, suburbs, couples, dishonesty, opposites attract, crimes, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, feel good, witty, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, single parent, comedy of errors, culture clash, self discovery, sperm donor, interracial romance, parents and children, romance, family relations, obsessive quest, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
 939
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, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: opera, disco, gangsters, fashion, workplace, family business, disorder, dishonesty, couples, overnight success, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
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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: self discovery, dishonesty, disorder, fish out of water, society, misfit, urban, parents and children, city life, switching roles, family relations, slum ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, cynical, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel room, salesman, police, sibling rivalry, love affair, dishonesty, disorder, couples, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay, couple relations, sexual relations, love and romance, romance, gender, friends, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, feel good, semi serious, witty, situational comedy ...
Plot: unemployment, on the road, family relations, disorder, family life, parents and children, nothing goes right, cons and scams, comedy of errors, friends, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
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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, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, suburban life, down on your luck, nothing goes right, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: answering machine, masturbation, telephone, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, computers and web, fall in love, couple relations, romance, pregnancy, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 4K
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, feel good, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, romance, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, dishonesty, family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, comedy of errors, campaign, on the run, fish out of water, hidden identity, fugitives, nothing goes right, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 7K
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, family life, buddies, family relations, friends, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family gatherings, self discovery, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, twin brother, estate, vengeance, twins, embezzlement, adoption, environmentalism, custody, society, blind ambition, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, supernatural, infidelity, couple relations, suburban life, unfulfillment, riddles and clues, curses spells and rituals, nothing goes right, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, couples, unlikely couple, fall in love, cons and scams, romance, couple relations, love and romance, hidden identity, forbidden love, comedy of errors, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: mistaken identity, prison, rich and poor, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, prison life, misfit, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
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Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, farce, misfit, social differences, society, rise and fall, fish out of water, survival, self discovery, disorder, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: clever, realistic, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, professor, historian, showbiz, actor's life, young lovers, lifestyle, misfit, youth, disorder, couples, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 6K
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, touching, semi serious, toilet humor ...
Plot: toilet, australian, working class, knight, buddies, humble, misfit, dignity, gem, society, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 12K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, on the road, screwball, family vacation, rivalry, disorder, couples, love and romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, romance, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 6K
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, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, airport, friendship, hopes, self discovery, danger, dishonesty, disorder, suburbs, on the run, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 2K
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, sexual, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, verbal byplay, love and romance, screwball, couples, high school life, social differences, youth, high school, male chauvinism, rock star ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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