Movies like Trading Places

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Trading Places (1983)
 7.5
 144K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining, realistic, clever, witty, sentimental, not serious ...
Plot: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, suprisingly clever, bet, experiment, wager, wrongful arrest, investor, prostitute, social differences, human nature, cons and scams, verbal byplay, initially antagonists, stock market, bully, beggar, hoodlum, broker, class differences, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to Trading Places

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and light films with plots about disorder, mentor, brutality, farce, catastrophe, dialogue and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Trading Places: Coming to America (1988), Brewster's Millions (1985), Night Shift (1982), Life Stinks (1991), The Toy (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, looking for love, fall in love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, verbal byplay, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Brewster's Millions (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Brewster, an aging minor-league baseball player, stands to inherit 300 million dollars if he can successfully spend 30 million dollars in 30 days without anything to show for it, and without telling anyone what he's up to... A task that's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: baseball, millionaire, lawyer, inheritance, hotel room, hotel suite, interior decorator, photographer, rise to the top, love and romance, athlete's life, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.6
 15K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, nightshift, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 10K
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, wealth, self discovery, survival, switching roles, social differences, society, downfall, goofy hero, fish out of water, wager, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.8
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The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: spoiled brat, rich kid, friendship, farce, youth, family problems, social differences, rich and poor, family, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 55K
The Jerk (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: farce, birthday, leaving home, butler, sniper, coming of age, fish out of water, fall in love, tennis court, phone book, misfit, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, los angeles, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, fall in love, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Doctor Detroit (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A shy but gentle man named Clifford Skridlow is a professor of comparative literature at the financially-strapped fictional Monroe College in Chicago. A chance encounter with four beautiful women at a restaurant changes his life forever.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, college professor, pimp, hidden identity, lifestyle, crimes, gangsters, nothing goes right, adolescence vs adulthood, college, college life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, comedy of errors, false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, rise to the top, ambition, workplace, fish out of water, workplace romance, workplace situations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, nothing goes right, eccentric family, down on your luck, family relations, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 8K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, suburban life, friendship, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, youth, love and romance, nothing goes right, school, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, disorder, family relations, culture clash, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism, joke, murder, film within a film, comedy team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1957, 50s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 4K
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, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, prison life, crimes, misfit, nothing goes right, jail ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 6K
The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
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 ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, african american, racial slur, culture clash, justice, stupidity, family relations, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 2K
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: idiotic, humorous, not serious, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, unlikely criminals, crimes, switching roles, fish out of water, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, goofy hero, nothing goes right, misfit, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, mental institution, doctors and patients, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, hopes, love and romance, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 37K
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, friends, social awkwardness, disorder, fish out of water, buddies, misfit, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 39K
Next Friday (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, cons and scams, siblings relations, lifestyle, society, brother brother relationship, uncle nephew relationship, suburbs, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We Are the Nobles (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tells the "riches to rags" story of the Nobles, three upper-class twenty-somethings that appear to have no limits to their checkbooks, and no direction in their lives. Until one day, their father tries to teach them a lesson by staging a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, inheritance, slacker, fish out of water, life turned upside down, society, youth, materialism, disorder, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.7
 120K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, parody, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, farce, officers and cadets, chase, goofy hero, police, rookie, recruit, instructor, prank, anti heroes, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, nothing goes right, friends, love and romance, best man, buddies, dishonesty, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 117K
Animal House (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Style: humorous, absurd, witty, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, rivalry, youth, looking for sex, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, college freshman, party, sex, probation, college campus, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: cons and scams, impostor, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 14K
Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
Plot: rivalry, used car salesman, family relations, contests and competitions, workplace, cons and scams, siblings relations, blind ambition, betrayal, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, lookalikes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
 6.7
 3K
Upswing (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hidden identity, fish out of water, farce, rich and poor, social differences, cons and scams, disorder, dark humor, dishonesty, society, bad trip, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%