Movies like Volunteers

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Volunteers (1985)
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Volunteers
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 villagers with American-As-Apple-Pie WSU Grad Tom Tuttle and the beautiful and down-to earth Beth Wexler.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny, romantic, melancholic, intense, light, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: jungle, chase, brainwashing, adventure, gambling, culture clash, village, gangsters, on the road, nothing goes right, fish out of water, buddies, fugitives, mentor, odd couple, psychiatry, catastrophe, destiny, communist, communism, cia, debt, bridge, wealth, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: asia, thailand, yale university, new york, southeast asia
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II
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South Africa, Botswana, USA
98 min.
 6.9
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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, dialogue, vengeance, storytelling, chase, mentor and destiny mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Volunteers: Brewster's Millions (1985), Nothing But Trouble (1991), Summer Rental (1985), Rude Awakening (1989), Canadian Bacon (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brewster's Millions
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
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Time: 80s
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Nothing But Trouble
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
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Summer Rental
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
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Time: 80s
Place: california, florida
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Rude Awakening
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, satirical, funny ...
Plot: jungle, marijuana, buddies, fish, urban, on the run, friends, mentor, misfit, homeless, greed, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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Canadian Bacon
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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 ...
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Critical Condition
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, light, realistic, entertaining, romantic ...
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II
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, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, desert, culture clash, farce, nothing goes right, on the road, fish out of water, adventurer, catastrophe, goofy hero, rescue, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   75%
 
Outrageous Fortune
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, witty, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
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System:   80%
    User:   73%
 
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, road trip, on the road, odd couple, thanksgiving, train, screwball, comedy of errors, getting home, unlikely friendships, chase, foul language ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, california, illinois ...
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System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
The Great Outdoors
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wilderness, adventure, holiday, camp, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boat, love and romance, family, chase, youth, resort ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   77%
 
Blame It on the Bellboy
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, fish out of water, chase, fugitives, hidden identity, odd couple, on the run, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, venice, italy
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System:   73%
    User:   83%
 
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Uncle Buck
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mischievous children, teenager, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, chase, when the parents are away, eccentric family, fish out of water, foul language, family, mentor, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
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    User:   78%
 
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Born in East L.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
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Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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    User:   68%
 
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Dear God
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, god, money, lawyer, comedy of errors, anti heroes, courtroom, forgery, cons and scams, life philosophy, catastrophe, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
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System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
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Bachelor Party
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: male nudity, chase, drinking, buddies, sex, couples, pornography, disorder, vengeance, beer, dumb, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, adventure, twins, mistaken identity, anti heroes, marijuana, buddies, goofy hero, odd couple, switching roles, siblings relations, dialogue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
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System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
 5.0
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The Pest
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fast-talking Latino con artist Pestario "Pest" Vargas is the target of Scottish mobsters to whom he owes a considerable debt. Willing to do anything to raise money and avoid severe injury or death, Vargas agrees to a very unusual job -- he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, chase, ninja, nothing goes right, stupidity, mafia, crime, dumb, contests and competitions, manhunt, race against time, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, scotland
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System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
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Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, police, buddies, goofy hero, male nudity, partners against crime, prank, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, competition, basic training, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
Opportunity Knocks
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, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, suburbs, going straight, cons and scams, love, nothing goes right, con artists, crimes, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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Casual Sex?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, romance, resort, friends, best friends, buddies, unlikely couple, women, battle of the sexes, guilty pleasure, opposites attract, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, london
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System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
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Chasers
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Military men Rock Reilly and Eddie Devane are tasked with taking a prisoner, blonde bombshell Toni Johnson, on what becomes an unforgettable road trip. Toni, an enlistee who's in trouble for deserting her unit, soon proves that she's ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, prison, male nudity, chase, on the road, on the run, embezzlement, military life, kung fu, handcuffs, chases and races, family ...
Time: 90s
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System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
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Life Stinks
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, funny, realistic, witty ...
Plot: homeless, farce, switching roles, self discovery, greed, rags to riches, rich and poor, surveillance, social differences, fish out of water, mentor, parody ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family life, actor's life, parents and children, kids and family, family, artists and showbiz, jungle, love and romance, youth, family relations, childhood, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 5.7
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Sgt. Bilko
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: military, gambling, against the rules, military base, revenge, cons and scams, military life, dishonesty, soldier, assassin, mentor, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 5.8
 10K
The Toy
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farce, friendship, family, youth, slavery, power relations, race issues, disorder, toys, mentor, mischievous children, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Made in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, culture clash, high school, comedy of errors, hidden identity, identity, screwball, obsessive quest, self discovery, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
Taking Care of Business
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, semi serious, funny, realistic, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, vengeance, rich and poor, baseball, cons and scams, radio, happy ending, destiny, nothing goes right, chase, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california
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System:   48%
    User:   48%
 

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Big Business
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
Plot: culture clash, twins, women, odd couple, comedy of errors, small town, farce, parents and children, urban, fighting the system, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
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Moving
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, idiotic ...
Plot: on the road, comedy of errors, parents and children, dysfunctional family, kung fu, chase, cons and scams, family, nothing goes right, fish out of water, vengeance, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, idaho, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
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