Movies like The Twelve Chairs

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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 catastrophe, mentor, disorder, dialogue, storytelling, farce and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Twelve Chairs: Life Stinks (1991), Silent Movie (1976), Brain Donors (1992), A Good Man in Africa (1994), Night Shift (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, switching roles, self discovery, survival, fish out of water, rich and poor, disorder, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 15K
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, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, chase, filmmaking, mime, parody, comeback, nothing goes right, friends, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, escapades, adventure, cons and scams, con artists, improv, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, witty, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: ballet, vaudeville, farce, rise to the top, cons and scams, goofy hero, fish out of water, rivalry, ambition, misfit, chaos, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, disorder, dishonesty, ego clash, society, rebelliousness, culture clash, infidelity, revolution, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitution, morgue, cons and scams, nightshift, nightlife, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: farce, war, wartime life, gays and lesbians, heroic mission, anti heroes, polish, disorder, heroes, espionage, actor, gay ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, clever, biting, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: casino, money, vengeance, greed, change of luck, nothing goes right, parents and children, friends, partners, disorder, buddies, screwball ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, offbeat, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, contests and competitions, escapades, chases and races, power relations, friends, goofy hero, master and servant, misfit partners, adventure, frame up, adventurer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: canada, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: witty, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, white house, political conspiracy, political corruption, dishonesty, disorder, cold war, farce, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, hockey ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, communist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, nothing goes right, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, soviet union, russia, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, social misfits, goofy hero, best friends, buddies, partners, obsessive quest, disorder, misfit, dumb, high school, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, cia, actress, espionage, adventure, vengeance, farce, disorder, betrayal, chases and races, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stylized, realistic, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, buddies, dishonesty, partners, disorder, heist, rivalry, anti heroes, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, exciting, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: culture clash, adventure, desert, nothing goes right, parents and children, rescue, adventurer, on the road, farce, kidnapping, fish out of water, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, hoax, professor, lecture, anthropology, circumcision, expedition, monkey, farce, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, on the road, comedy of errors, promotion, airplane, nothing goes right, couple relations, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: twins, self discovery, nothing goes right, couple relations, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, couples, dishonesty, disorder, showbiz, actor's life, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, zoo, greed, costume, marketing, animal, vicious, rivalry, rules and policies, take over, dishonesty, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, cruise, hidden identity, actor's life, stewardess, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, cia, communist, bridge, debt, wealth, cold war, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: humorous, dark humor, cynical, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, old woman, unlikely criminals, parrot, falling down stairs, real estate agent ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious, humorous, idiotic, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, cons and scams, babies and infants, getting home, dishonesty, disorder, animal life, family life, self discovery, youth, farce, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, disorder, deadly, society, mistaken identity, opposites attract, cons and scams, crimes, interracial relations, crime, switching roles, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, opposites attract, comedy of errors, suburbs, disorder, dishonesty, going straight, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, touching ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, showbiz, actor's life, odd couple, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, friends, golden years, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, forgery, fish out of water, on the road, disorder, track down, society, love and romance, nothing goes right, romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: new york, georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, farce, friendship, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, city life, showbiz, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wrestling, radio, farce, womanizer, odd couple, true love, couples, buddies, dishonesty, workplace romance, disorder, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: witty, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, golden years, unlikely couple, crimes, city life, partners, buddies, couples, retiring, aging, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%