Movies like Switching Channels

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Switching Channels (1988)
 5.9
 4K
Switching Channels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, neo screwball comedy, twists and turns, satirical, unusual plot structure, melancholic, buddy movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: journalism, love triangle, battle of the sexes, ex husband ex wife relationship, romance, pardon, love and romance, self discovery, workplace romance, couples, media, tv show, scoop, workplace, media satire, weapons, satire, prison, sniper, prison escape, lawyer, police, magician, magic trick, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new york

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Most similar movies to Switching Channels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, brutality, runaway, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Switching Channels: I Love Trouble (1994), The Front Page (1974), We're No Angels (1989), Speechless (1994), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 12K
I Love Trouble (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson (Roberts) and Peter Brackett (Nolte) reluctantly join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy and bite off more than they can chew while pursuing the story and bickering along the way - and falling in ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: opposites attract, journalism, whistleblower, reporter, romance, fall in love, media, love and romance, unlikely couple, uncover truth, conspiracy, love story ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 13K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: humorous, talky, light, witty, captivating ...
Plot: newspaper, journalist, media, friends, workplace situations, media satire, workplace, crimes, satire, journalism, reporter, scoop ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 5K
Speechless (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic comedy. Michael Keaton and Geena Davis are speechwriters for competing political campaigns. Witty and amusing for the political junkies amongst us.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, fall in love, campaign, rivalry, media, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, bankruptcy, romance, couples, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, love and romance, crime, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Undercover Blues (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When fun-loving American agents Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are called back from maternity leave for a special assignment in New Orleans, the spy parents decide to skip the sitter and give their bouncing baby girl the adventure of a lifetime. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, parents and children, family life, married couple, danger, undercover, working undercover, couple relations, vacation, strong female character, baby, arms dealer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 14K
Cadillac Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car salesman, jealousy, hostage, gangsters, car dealer, race against time, vengeance, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.2
 29K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, workplace romance, romance, tv show, media, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace, couples, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 31K
Oscar (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gangsters, mistaken identity, accountant, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, dishonesty, goofy hero, crimes, couples, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: historian, actor, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, professor, couples, celebrity culture, actor's life, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 6K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, human nature, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Born Yesterday (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, society, journalism, social differences, lobbyist, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, women, farce ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa, las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, murder, gangsters, fbi, hitman, romance, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: twists and turns, clever, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: farce, con artists, cons and scams, bet, manipulations, high society, rivalry, roulette, competition, casino, paralysis, wheelchair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, southern france, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison life, prison, underdog, american football, football, warden, ex athlete, sport, friends, contests and competitions, confined, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, san diego california, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 20K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, cons and scams, friends, disorder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 50K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, cons and scams, couple relations, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
He Said, She Said (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, workplace, unlikely couple, media, couples, love, opposites attract, coworker relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dancer's life, romance, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I Love You to Death (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, based on true events ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, womanizer, hitman, crimes of passion, attempted murder, pizza, crime, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Micki + Maude (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: TV reporter Rob Salinger is married to Micki, but because she's always busy working, they hardly ever spend time together. One night at which he got stood up by Micki again, Rob meets cellist Maude and they soon get romanticly involved. When it ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnant woman nude, pregnancy, infidelity, betrayal, love triangle, self discovery, bigamy, silly humor, introspection, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: prank telephone call, gangsters, hitman, unemployment, dishonesty, vengeance, partners, crime, crimes, friends, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cop and a Half (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: murder, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes, witnessing a crime, children, police investigation, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, police, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 23K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: suspense, clever, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, dark humor, crimes, crime, romance, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of ...
Style: realistic, political comedy, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, terminal illness, greed, political corruption, dishonesty, rise to the top, human spirit, fall in love, cons and scams, switching roles, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, suspense, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, couples, graphic violence, profanity, couple relations, eccentric family, violence spree, social decay, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Not for Publication (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lois Thornedyke, the daughter of a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, writes a scandal column for a New York city tabloid...
Style: sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), politics, crime, workplace, media, romance, dishonesty, couples, mate swapping, campaign, profanity, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, woman in danger, crumbling marriage, self discovery, family problems, dishonesty, marriage, depression, adultery, bathtub, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%