Movies like What About Bob?

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What About Bob? (1991)
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What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone loves Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty, talky, clever, realistic, neurotic, affectionate ...
Plot: mental illness, therapy, obsession, psychiatrist, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, family relations, yuppie, dysfunctional family, sarcasm, farce, manic, overbearing, power relations, profanity, psychotherapist, desperation, neurosis, family holiday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and unusual plot structure films with plots about disorder, brutality, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, adaptation and mentor mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like What About Bob?: The Great Outdoors (1988), Anger Management (2003), Beyond Therapy (1987), The Money Pit (1986), Brain Donors (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
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, feel good, funny, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family relations, nothing goes right, camp, disorder, parents and children, friendship, youth, holiday, in-laws, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
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Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, neurotic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, therapy, therapist, anger, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychology, uptight character, lawyer, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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100%
Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: sexual, sexy, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, gender, battle of the sexes, couples, power relations, romance, psychiatrist, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: old house, screwball, romance, family in crisis, couple relations, nothing goes right, chaos, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment, home renovation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, buddies, disorder, rivalry, siblings relations, goofy hero, cons and scams, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, satire, dog, self discovery, eating disorder, yuppie, family relations, rescue, uninvited guest, extramarital affair, swimming pool, wealth ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, on the run, chases and races, nothing goes right, fall in love, disorder, woman in danger, stupidity, sex aid, african american, verbal abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1982, 80s, 2000s
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
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100%
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Vegas Vacation (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, farce, obsession, casino, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, disorder, society, nothing goes right, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, farce, dysfunctional family, couples, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, ghost, radio, misfit, stalking, mental illness ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, couples, fish out of water, americana, nothing goes right, self discovery, disorder, down on your luck, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, iowa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, family relations, single parent, hoax, professor, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, cons and scams, comedy of errors, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, family relations, self discovery, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations, love and romance, uncover truth, misfit partners, track down, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, new york, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 4K
Kabluey (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, family life, disorder, eccentric family, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fish out of water, torment, misfit, job, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, goofy hero, cruise, hidden identity, 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 ⇓
33%
 6.4
 65K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, lifestyle, showbiz, nothing goes right, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, disorder, faked death, love and romance, nothing goes right, older woman younger man relationship, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Martin & Orloff (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel ...
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: disorder, boss and employee, nothing goes right, workplace, self discovery, power relations, down on your luck, hitman, media, mental illness, desert, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, feel good, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: surfing, parody, satire, family relations, kidnapping, wedding, family, siblings relations, goofy hero, parents and children, nothing goes right, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, disorder, screwball, dishonesty, media, hidden identity, mental institution, mental illness, comedy of errors, radio show, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, danger, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 2K
High Strung (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, dark humor, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: death, paranoia, disorder, buddies, losing-it hero, confined, nothing goes right, writers, uninvited guest, confinement indoors, overbearing, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 13K
Summer Rental (1985)
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: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, family vacation, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4K
Carpool (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, robbery, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, mischievous children, on the road, parents and children, family, disorder, hostage, on the run, bus ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, pregnancy, goofy hero, misfit, family relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, sexual attraction, masturbation, coma, father son relationship, dumb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, life is a bitch, disorder, buddies, ambition, friendship, school, infidelity, breaking point, goofy hero, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, human nature, alienation, writing, writer's block, art, midlife crisis, estrangement, suffering, ex couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
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