Movies like Those Were the Days 2014

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Those Were the Days (2014)
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Those Were the Days (2014)
Original name: Toen was geluk heel gewoon: De film
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Dutch football team has just released the heroic World Cup final lost to archrival West Germany. The whole country is in mourning and Jaap Kooijman throws out of sheer frustration the brand new TV out the window. This event is the prelude to an equally comical , exciting and touching family film.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: friends, buddies, confined, nothing goes right, wrongfully committed, hippie, volkswagen bus, disorder, female director, yoga
Time: 70s, year 1974, 20th century
Place: holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and light films with plots about disorder, friends, buddies, nothing goes right, silly humor, drugs/alcohol and sexual content mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Those Were the Days: High Strung (1992), My Man Is a Loser (2014), The King of Idiots (2006), Back by Midnight (2004), The Immature (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: not serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: death, paranoia, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, losing-it hero, writers, isolation, uninvited guest, overbearing, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In this holiday prequel, it’s 1997 and Sunnyvale Trailer Park is getting ready for the holiday season. Julian’s got a great idea to make money this Christmas, Ricky gets confused between God and Santa, and Bubbles tries to get the Boys together ...
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House Party: Tonight's the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, buddies, youth, disorder, teenage life, hip hop, profanity, sexual content, silly humor, drugs/alcohol, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Man Is a Loser (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When it comes to women, playboy Mike has all the right moves. So when Mike's buddies ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he'll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: couples, couple relations, buddies, silly humor, disorder, nothing goes right, friends, playboy, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, profanity, womanizer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The King of Idiots (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Chile
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a naive taxi driver (Quercia) who is duped by most of his fares.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile
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Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Immature (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Six high school friends who come to the quarantine and have to assume that they are far from their days of glory. With a lot of responsibilities above are all immersed in their various personal crises. But everything changes when a court to void the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, nothing goes right, reunion, buddies, couples, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, high school graduation, high school prom
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Place: greece
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bubbles and the other boys get a letter from a TPB fan club president in Minneapolis, Minnesota to do a live show at the State Theatre for Christmas. Ricky goes along with it to make nice with Santa Jesus God after a rough-up the previous year, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
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Someone Marry Barry (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A trio of friends scheme to find a wife for their socially inappropriate friend Barry, and end up finding a girl just like him.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Almost Married (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Kyle returns from his stag-do with a sexually transmitted disease, he's left unable to have sex with his fiancée Lydia in the run-up to their wedding.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, suspense, biting, cynical, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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54%
Erkan & Stefan (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens
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Low Cost (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light
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Killer Bud (2001)
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 86 min.
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