Movies like The Twelve Chairs

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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
 6.5
 6K
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, twists and turns, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
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, disorder, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, nothing goes right and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Twelve Chairs: Brain Donors (1992), Silent Movie (1976), Life Stinks (1991), A Good Man in Africa (1994), Sour Grapes (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: con artists, treasure, partners, crimes, treasure hunt, soviet, jewelry, furniture, escapades, adventure, cons and scams, improv ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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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, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 16K
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: silent film, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, alcohol abuse, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 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, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, survival, social differences, downfall, goofy hero, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, captivating, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, infidelity, cons and scams, state affairs, ego clash, dishonesty, nothing goes right, society, revolution, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 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, witty, dark humor, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, change of luck, gambling, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, jealousy, feud, money, submachine gun, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 16K
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, satire, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, friendship, fish out of water, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, idiotic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, family relations, single parent, hoax, professor, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: three stooges, dishonesty, race against time, rivalry, goofy hero, obsessive quest, master and servant, escapades, adventure, contests and competitions, buddies, adventurer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: canada, honolulu hawaii, tokyo, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, farce, adventure, siblings relations, switching roles, silly humor, friends, partners, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, crimes, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 14K
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, nightshift, morgue, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: humorous, not serious, melancholic, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, switching roles, fish out of water, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crime gone awry, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, witty, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, true love, love and romance, farce, buddies, odd couple, goofy hero, nothing goes right, sexual relations, dishonesty, wrestling ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 8K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, friendship, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, forbidden love, politics, satire, german, culture clash, communism, communist, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, semi serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, cia, espionage, adventure, farce, love triangle, vengeance, goofy hero, actor's life, buddies, undercover, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 4.8
 801
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, track down, fish out of water, down on your luck, profanity, satire, love and romance, society, nothing goes right ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: train, heist, airport, chase, culture clash, disorder, couples, promotion, on the road, fish out of water, comedy of errors, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, couple relations, self discovery, parents and children, track down, on the road, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, new york, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 55K
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: not serious, humorous, dark humor, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, nothing goes right, farce, obsessive quest, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, falling down stairs, real estate agent, stupidity ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, prank, farce, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, friends, drugs/alcohol, cross country, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
27%
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, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hitman, crimes, on the run, gangsters, hidden identity, society, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, crime, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 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: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: disorder, twins, self discovery, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: surfing, parody, satire, kidnapping, family relations, wedding, family, family life, disorder, couples, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: iron curtain, farce, dishonesty, goofy hero, nothing goes right, political unrest, espionage, clergy, disorder, conspiracy, silly humor, screwball ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, absurd, satirical, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, zoo, animals, greed, business, danger, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, businessman, animal, marketing, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%