Movies like Waking Ned Devine

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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Original name: Waking Ned
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, funny, sweet, affectionate, whimsical ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, friends, village life, dishonesty, buddies, pretense, disorder, nothing goes right, impersonating, comedy of errors, untimely death, golden years, cons and scams, social relations, false identity, small town, greed, death, elderly, car, motorcycle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, friends, culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Waking Ned Devine: Local Hero (1983), The Grand Seduction (2013), Mystics (2003), Puckoon (2002), The Closer You Get (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, seaside town, oil company, friendship, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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The Grand Seduction (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As ...
Style: touching, semi serious, stylized, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, small town, society, dishonesty, social relations, disorder, unemployment, cons and scams, bribery, doctor, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, newfoundland, england
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Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, crimes, buddies, nothing goes right, partners, golden years, dark humor, scam, seance, gangsters, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: comedy of errors, life turned upside down, satire, social relations, disorder, society, politics, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, couples, romance, couple relations, isolation, battle of the sexes, small town life, village life, family relations, love, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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100%
The Dinner Game (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will steal the show.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: french, farce, misfit, mistress, snobbism, disorder, ambition, nothing goes right, goofy hero, friendship, comedy of errors, indoor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: lottery, village, cons and scams, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, social relations, bollywood, poverty, alcoholic, lottery winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, contests and competitions, on the run, rise to the top, disorder, buddies, ambition, dishonesty, village, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, europe, usa
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28%
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Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: doctor, village, culture clash, goofy hero, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, social relations, dishonesty, cons and scams, friendship, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, australia
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Zonad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, cons and scams, family life, social relations, family relations, dishonesty, disorder, village, alien, con artists, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Runway (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, feel good, based on true events ...
Plot: communication problem, social relations, hopes, village life, getting home, village, foreigner, friendship, airplane, bull, haunted by the past, adoption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
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The MatchMaker (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: election campaign, small town life, irish, romance, small town, culture clash, politics, love affair, fish out of water, couple relations, village life, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, usa, europe
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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: impostor, cons and scams, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, society, rivalry, politics, ira, religions or cults, baldness, unlikely friendships, wig, criminal heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, world war one, fish out of water, friendship, fall in love, romance, culture clash, comedy of errors, countryside, cons and scams, village life, rebellion ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, pig, village, countryside, small town, working class, society, ambition, nothing goes right, blind ambition, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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23%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, actor, play, friends, unemployment, celebrity culture, showbiz, village life, village, actor's life, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: england, australia, london
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22%
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Holy Water (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, comedy of errors, disorder, buddies, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, nothing goes right, cons and scams, social relations, village, village life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: fake priest, mistaken identity, small town, priest, social relations, disorder, impostor, hidden identity, farce, village, prison, criminal ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
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Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
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21%
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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, intense, clever ...
Plot: casino, greed, dark humor, change of luck, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, gambling, jealousy, feud, money, submachine gun ...
Time: 90s
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21%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, cons and scams ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, friendship, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, gay slur, comedy of errors, workplace situations, cons and scams, parents and children, discrimination, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, buddies, odd couple, partners, misfit partners, friends, filmmaking, friendship, profanity, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: culture clash, friends, family relations, love and romance, buddies, romance, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: self discovery, twins, disorder, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Dear God (1996)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, mistaken identity, fish out of water, self discovery, comedy of errors, workplace situations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is the immediate continuation of Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, released the previous year. Having fortuitously discovered a photograph in which Marthe embraces someone unknown, clothed with a chequed jacket, Étienne Dorsay becomes ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, tennis, buddies, friends, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, dishonesty, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, suspense, touching ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, showbiz, couple relations, friendship, friends, couples, actor's life, love and romance, buddies, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%