Movies like The Super 1991

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The Super (1991)
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
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 hole until he brings it up to liveable standards. The judge gives him 120 days, during which time Louie meets many of his tenants, including drug dealer Marlon (Ruben Blades). Over time, Louie grows more sympathetic with their problems and sees the results of his own greediness. Unfortunately, Louie's father, Big Lou Kritski (Vincent Gardenia), is the real owner of the property, and he resists his son's entreaties to spend money to clean up the place.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic, not serious, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, african american, racial slur, landlord, culture clash, justice, stupidity, family relations, society, city life, disorder, switching roles, dishonesty, slum, court, dancing, money, rat, father son relationship, car, landlord tenant relationship, corvette ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and light films with plots about disorder, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, mentor and fish out of water mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Super: Life Stinks (1991), Walk Like a Man (1987), A Boss in the Living Room (2014), Jury Duty (1995), Critical Condition (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: funny, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, goofy hero, wealth, survival, switching roles, self discovery, social differences, downfall, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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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80%
A Boss in the Living Room (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cristina lives a peaceful life until her older brother Ciro, who has to attend a trial, asks to spend house arrests at Cristina’s home.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, fish out of water, life turned upside down, family life, culture clash, couple relations, family relations, misfit, society, dishonesty, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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76%
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Jury Duty (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, legal action, dishonesty, legal, misfit, hotshot lawyer, disorder, cons and scams, fish out of water, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, los angeles, tijuana mexico, california
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72%
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Adopted (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At first, they arrived with food, bibles and the magic of ...
Style: not serious, suspense, realistic, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, society, lifestyle, family relations, disorder, culture clash, satire, babies and infants, orphan, misfit, fish out of water, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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70%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, dishonesty, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, odd couple, crimes, misfit, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, goofy hero, social awkwardness, friends, misfit, buddies, disorder, fish out of water, one night stand, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.9
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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, thought provoking ...
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 ⇓
69%
 6.2
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Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, chase, nothing goes right, lifestyle, writer's life, starting over, couples, disorder, yuppie, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sole a catinelle (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a father and a son. An on the road trip from South to North.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, parents and children, rich and poor, unemployment, disorder, family relations, society, supportive parent, parents separation, father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
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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, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: suburbs, mistaken identity, airport, family relations, friendship, rescue, society, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, on the run, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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66%
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, funny, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: house, family relations, fighting the system, fish out of water, race against time, parents and children, save the day, siblings relations, disorder, rivalry, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, society, misfit, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, cons and scams, parents and children, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
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65%
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Black-ish (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, parents and children, african american, family life, family, social differences, disorder, society, fish out of water, social relations, black family, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, comedy of errors, single parent, culture clash, interracial relations, self discovery, family relations, sperm donor, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, buddies, lifestyle, store, human nature, infidelity, social differences, couple relations, city life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: 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, malibu california, california
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64%
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Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: usa president, presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, head of state, republican, fish out of water, satire, white house, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
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64%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: family relations, farce, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, self discovery, couple relations, misfit partners, partners, track down, uncover truth, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
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64%
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, heist, couples, adventure, happy ending, sex addict ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, boston, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Odd Mom Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Acclaimed author Jill Kargman plays a version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, feel good, light ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The 41–Year–Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: parody, humorous, funny, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Dear God (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, bookies, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, talky, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: switching roles, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, disorder, misfit, goofy hero, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, cons and scams, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
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Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, funny ...
Plot: farce, ballet, idiot, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, dishonesty, disorder, friends, taxi driver, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
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Clifford (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his brother asks him to look after his young son, Clifford, Martin Daniels agrees, taking the boy into his home and introducing him to his future wife, Sarah. Clifford is fixated on the idea of visiting a famed theme park, and Martin, an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, prank, adult as child, parents and children, fish out of water, disorder, nothing goes right, eccentric family, kids in trouble, mischievous children, youth ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: los angeles, hawaii, usa, san francisco, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%