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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, comedy of errors, betrayal, dishonesty, couples, romance, disorder, hidden identity, self discovery, infidelity, down on your luck, unemployment, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, family relations, pretending to be someone else, ethnic stereotype, sombrero, racial slur, birthday cake, accent, pinata, kangaroo, tennis ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about romance, love and romance, disorder, couples, dishonesty, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shrimp on the Barbie: Almost Pregnant (1992), It Takes Two (1988), Sweet Talker (1991), Kissing Cousins (2008), Born in East L.A. (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Almost Pregnant (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie (Conaway) is a happy man with a beautiful wife (Roberts), a wonderful career and every blessing a man could want except "...children". When the wife demands a "star child" and Charlie can't deliver the goods, they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: infertility, farce, betrayal, family life, love and romance, romance, couples, babies and infants, pregnancy, fall in love, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love and romance, romance, couples, chase, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, partners, unfulfillment, disorder, sports car ...
Time: 80s
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71%
 6.0
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Sweet Talker (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When scam artist Harry Reynolds gets out of jail, he makes his way to the depressed coastal village of Beachport, where according to local myth, an old Portuguese treasure ship lies buried in the sand. Harry is an old pro at manipulating this ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: treasure hunt, cons and scams, romance, ship, small town, small town life, dishonesty, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, comedy of errors, hidden identity, romance, unlikely couple, indian lead, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, couple relations, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: college, tennis, gender bending, comedy of errors, youth, romance, disorder, gender, contests and competitions, switching roles, friendship, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
47%
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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, delivery boy, marital problem, romance, farce, couple relations, sex worker, college student, sexual relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, rabbi, parents and children, family relations, romance, jewish, clergy, religions or cults, family life, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love and romance, suburbs, couples, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, love affair, family life, suburban life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suburbs, going straight, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
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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, not serious, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, anti heroes, social differences, australian, society, social misfits, working class, fighting the system, love and romance, misfit, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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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, semi serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
40%
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Surrender (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A wealthy writer who has had terrible experiences with money-hungry girlfriends & ex-wives pretends to be a broke, washed-up novelist to see if the woman he loves wants him for himself or just for his money.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: artist, heist, looking for love, romance, love and romance, self discovery, couple relations, love triangle, dull life, battles, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: hotel room, police, salesman, sibling rivalry, comedy of errors, infidelity, nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love or Money (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lucrative real estate deal, or romance with the boss' daughter--that's the dilemma facing a yuppie in this comedy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: tennis, relationship vs career, love and romance, romance, financial problem, country club, beach house, summer, real estate, dating, relationship problems, dilemma ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, semi serious, 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 ⇓
34%
The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiance, Elliot, Tracy thinks Monique Gabrielle has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges for hookers to become bellhops. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, cons and scams, comedy of errors, workplace situations, beach resort, romance, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, 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 ⇓
33%
 5.0
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, satirical ...
Plot: disco, opera, fashion, gangsters, down on your luck, family business, crime, lawyer, jeans, society, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 220
Foreign Body (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: fake doctor, unemployment, romance, politics, indian lead, head of state, switching roles, bus, heist, dishonesty, love and romance, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, asia, europe, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, 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, wedding, chauffeur ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 724
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, down on your luck, romance, nothing goes right, fish out of water, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
30%
 5.7
 909
Cross My Heart (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: unemployment, wooing, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friendship, looking for love, friends, dating ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 487
My Entire Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hostages, single parent, crime gone awry, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, fugitives, anti war, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 2K
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, suburbs, nothing goes right, family life, mayhem, parasite, mental breakdown, disorder, dysfunctional family, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 454
Love and Mary (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mary is a sophisticated pastry chef who's struggling to keep the doors of her bakery open. Facing eviction, she decides to return back home with her fiancé, Brent, to collect a sizable engagement gift from her eccentric Texan family. But, when ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: comedy of errors, family life, romance, hidden identity, store, twins, cons and scams, down on your luck, cooking and food, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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