Movies like Release the Prisoners to Spring

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Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
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Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
Original name: Släpp fångarne loss - det är vår!
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Small and short Frida lives with her long, tall friend in a house in the countryside. Frida rejects the idea that people who has commited crimes should be locked up. One day their own house is burgled by Harald. He is sentenced to prison. Acting in accordance with her philosophy, Frida decides to use all means possible to make it possible for Harald to escape.
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Plot: prison, farce, confined, prison life, satire, society, escape, spring, prisoner, warden
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to Release the Prisoners to Spring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films with plots about disorder, farce, society, satire, confined, friends and family relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Release the Prisoners to Spring: Breaking Out (1999), Doin' Time (1985), Doing Time (1979), Back by Midnight (2004), The Wing or Thigh? (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: realistic, not serious, parody, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, farce, escape, small town life, working undercover, prison life, small town, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, undercover, confined ...
Time: 70s
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Breaking Out (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The enthusiastic Reine is forced to take a job as a social worker at Kumla prison.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: prison, escape, social relations, career change, innocence lost, prison life, artists and showbiz, confined, escape plan, director, theater, role playing ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Doin' Time (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: prison, reformatory, boxing, wrongful imprisonment, ethnic stereotype, nudity (full frontal - brief), criminal heroes, dishonesty, confined, society, escape, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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73%
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Doing Time (1979)
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: prison, partners, buddies, confined, nothing goes right, intrigue, disorder, troublemaker, friends, escape, farce, prison life
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: prison, prison life, odd couple, criminal heroes, heist, cons and scams, fish out of water, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, misfit, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: In her first-ever HBO solo special, Sarah Silverman takes the stage for an evening of adults-only stand-up comedy. Taped live in front of an intimate audience of 39 fans at Largo, a music and comedy club in Los Angeles, Sarah Silverman: We Are ...
Style: cynical, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: satire, performer's life, silly humor, democrat, republican, society, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, stand up special, farce, sexual humor, sexual joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Wing or Thigh? (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming ...
Style: realistic, not serious, cynical, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, clown, restaurant, father son relationship, food industry, society, fighting the system, follow your dream, writer's life, family relations, journal, family feud ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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49%
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The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: cynical, biting, suspense, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: superior officer, power relations, disorder, chaos, friends, buddies, nothing goes right, military, soldier, military base, chaos and mayhem, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, electric chair, confined, escapades, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, false accusation, cons and scams, heist, prison life, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
You Can't Do That on Television (1979)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. It featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch comedy format. Each episode had a theme. The show was ...
Style: talky, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: satire, society, slime, teenage boy, teenage girl, television studio, sword, hamburger, clothes torn off, classroom
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Anderssons Hit the Road (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sune and his family discovers an old painting that could be worth a fortune. There's only one problem, it lacks a signature. Follow the Anderssons in a wacky roadtrip through Europe, filled with crazy fun.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, light
Plot: family relations, parents and children, silly humor, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, family, farce, on the road, resort, vacation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, sweden, europe
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44%
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Hardly Working (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, down on your luck, chaos and mayhem, unemployment, adventure, starting over, goofy hero, circus, disorder, silly humor, stupidity, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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35%
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Beer (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, friends, disorder, shrewd, farce, workplace situations, media satire, buddies, heroes, media, workplace, beer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Yrrol: An Enormously Well Thought Out Movie (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Yrrol: An Enormously Well Thought Out Movie. Sketch comedy
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: satire, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, couples, disorder, hospital, taxi driver, abduction, conference, funeral, comedian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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Those Were the Days (2014)
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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, friends, confined, nothing goes right, wrongfully committed, hippie, disorder, yoga, volkswagen bus, female director
Time: 70s, year 1974, 20th century
Place: holland
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Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Italy, Slovenia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paolo, passes his days dragging himself between drinking sessions in the local bar with his friends, an unsatisfying job and an infantile stalking of his ex-wife. One day, he comes across his nephew Zoran, a curious boy of fifteen, born and raised ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: family relations, contests and competitions, adoption, friendship, love, ambition, wine, darts
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, slovenia
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33%
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The Chain (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: relocation, house, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, social differences, property, moving
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: There's something magical about an Australian accent that seems to make even the most caustic wit come off with good-natured charm. And that delicate blend of deviant behavior and good intentions has skyrocketed Aussie comic Jim Jefferies to ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sincere, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, performer's life, showbiz, society, misfit, artists and showbiz, theater, stand up comedian, religions or cults, stand up special, drugs/alcohol, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fairy tale and satire about a wealthy industrialist, whose son has been subdued and oppressed and totally uninterested in his father's business.
Style: tragicomedy, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: mother son incest, factory, sex with mother, family relations, disorder, power relations, parents and children, boss and employee, farce, dysfunctional family, family business, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, copenhagen
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32%
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Deliha (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman desperately seeking for a man to love. When he finally arrives, she overlooks him.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, not serious
Plot: looking for love, nothing goes right, love and romance, goofy hero, comedy of errors, society, misfit, farce, best friends, photo studio, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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Cellmates (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville, dead set on rehabilitating Leroy, chooses ...
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, redemption, racism, society, hopes, confined, fight, cell, transformation, unlikely friendships, friendship, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: texas, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Amazing Grace (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Amazing Grace is a 1974 light comedy featuring black comedienne Moms Mabley as a widow who tries to influence the local mayoral election in Baltimore, Maryland, after she discovers that a black candidate is being used by the incumbent mayor to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: racism, injustice, campaign, head of state, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, media, obsessive quest, workplace, prodigy, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: biting, cynical, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: bus, working class, disorder, couples, farce, workplace situations, chaos and mayhem, relationship vs career, cons and scams, rivalry, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: cynical, biting, suspense, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulation, society, media, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Mazzetti (Marcello Mastroianni), a driving instructor, lives with his wife Irène (Catherine Deneuve) and their young. After a series of dizzy spells, he goes to the doctor and discovers that he is four-month pregnant. Marco then becomes ...
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense, witty ...
Plot: disorder, family relations, couples, self discovery, pregnancy, farce, miraculous event, parents and children, gender bending, midlife crisis, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Crims (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Straight-laced Luke inadvertently finds himself sentenced to two years in Young Offender Institution Sunnybank View after becoming a bank robber’s getaway driver, along with the bank robber in question, his girlfriend’s brother and so-called ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, fish out of water, juvenile delinquency, crimes, confined, youth, unlikely criminals, disorder, friends, misfit, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: satire, television, fighting the system, society, clergy, rebellion, media, tv show, parents and children, friends, anarchy, minister ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso shows talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is discovered by a rich American millionaire and starts to earn ...
Style: semi serious, saga, humorous
Plot: fictional biography, performer's life, society, unfulfillment, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, couple relations, hitler, art, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, paris france, france, europe, new york ...
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30%
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Adopted (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At first, they arrived with food, bibles and the magic of ...
Style: not serious, suspense, realistic, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, family relations, disorder, society, lifestyle, culture clash, babies and infants, orphan, misfit, satire, fish out of water, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Fresh off the heels of appearing in movies like Superhero Movie and The 40 Year-Old Virgin, fast-talking comedian Kevin Hart stars in his second live stand-up performance in Cleveland, Ohio, where he makes fun of everything and everybody - ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: disorder, adult virgin, society, artists and showbiz, silly humor, stand up comedian, stand up special, african american, stand up, fast talker
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
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