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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
 6.6
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune.
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, macabre ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, odd couple, partners, dishonesty, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero, rebelliousness, disorder, cons and scams, hidden treasure, road trip, mentor, corruption, betrayal, greed, brutality, life philosophy, storytelling, twists & turns, revolution ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about farce, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, disorder, mentor and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like The Twelve Chairs: Silent Movie (1976), Life Stinks (1991), Brain Donors (1992), Sour Grapes (1998), A Good Man in Africa (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, satirical, comic, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, silent film, buddies, disorder, showbiz, alcohol abuse, comeback, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city
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95%
 5.8
 9K
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 ⇓
94%
 7.0
 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: ballet, farce, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, taxi driver, misfit, fish out of water, rivalry, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, partners, crimes, jewelry, furniture, adventure, escapades, cons and scams, con artists, improv, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.7
 3K
Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, witty, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, partners, dishonesty, gambling, nothing goes right, change of luck, jealousy, feud, money, friendship, stupidity ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, revolution, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, political intrigue, couples, disorder, culture clash, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, misfit, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.5
 13K
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, witty, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitution, morgue, cons and scams, nightshift, nightlife, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, war, anti heroes, wartime life, gays and lesbians, heroic mission, polish, disorder, heroes, espionage, actor, gay ...
Time: 1930s, 1950s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph Stuart III, the descendant of the original Fogg's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, master and servant, rivalry, friends, power relations, race against time, on the road, farce, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: honolulu hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, communist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, society, anti capitalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, russia, soviet union, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, cia, espionage, adventure, vengeance, farce, secret agents, disorder, heroes, partners, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: college, single parent, jungle, anthropology, hoax, expedition, circumcision, monkey, lecture, professor, farce, switching roles ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, witty, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: culture clash, adventure, desert, parents and children, goofy hero, nothing goes right, misfit, kidnapping, on the road, fish out of water, farce, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, society, misfit, airplane, disorder, partners, couples, promotion, comedy of errors ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 2K
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: witty, clever, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: twins, self discovery, actor's life, showbiz, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, disorder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, zoo, greed, costume, animal, marketing, rivalry, power relations, rules and policies, workplace, danger, vicious ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, ship, ocean liner, screwball, disorder, couples, stewardess, goofy hero, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 8K
Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, wealth, bridge, cold war, cia, debt, communist, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
True Identity (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: hitman, crimes, society, murder, hidden identity, on the run, mistaken identity, opposites attract, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 52K
Duplex (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, real estate agent, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, old woman, unlikely criminals, parrot, falling down stairs ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mine, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
36%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, goofy hero, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, actor's life, showbiz, odd couple, friendship, buddies, couples, partners, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 743
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 ⇓
36%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, feel good ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, farce, friendship, best friends, friends, love and romance, city life, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 12K
The Ladies Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wrestling, radio, farce, true love, radio show, odd couple, nothing goes right, love and romance, womanizer, thirtysomething life, friends, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely couple, crimes, golden years, city life, urban, aging, society, odd couple, buddies, couples, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%