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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, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, not serious
Plot: prison, farce, confined, prison life, satire, society, escape, spring, prisoner, warden
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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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, prison and prison life mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Release the Prisoners to Spring: Breaking Out (1999), Doin' Time (1985), Doing Time (1979), The Apple War (1971), Back by Midnight (2004). 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: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting
Plot: prison, farce, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover, escape, disorder, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, parody ...
Time: 70s
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95%
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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, prison life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, confined, social relations, career change, escape plan, play, role playing, director ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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78%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: prison, ethnic stereotype, penitentiary, wrongful imprisonment, reformatory, boxing, dishonesty, confined, criminal heroes, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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74%
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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: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prison, friends, anti hero, escape, prison life, farce, disorder, troublemaker, intrigue, anti heroes, confined, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Apple War (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A German businessman wants to buy land in southern Sweden for a gigantic amusement park, his new project called "Deutschneyland" (a wordplay of Deutschland and Disneyland). Some of the locals dislike the idea, including the magically ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, suspense, biting ...
Plot: ambition, supernatural, supernatural ability, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty, anti capitalism, social relations, theme park, satire, small town life, corporate crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, not serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, odd couple, criminal heroes, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, confined, misfit, crimes, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, humorous, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: restaurant, clown, circus, society, farce, parents and children, follow your dream, writer's life, fighting the system, materialism, chef, cooking and food ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, cynical ...
Plot: satire, strong female presence, profanity, silly humor, republican, democrat, 9/11, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, live audience, stand up special ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, suspense, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: basic training, chaos and mayhem, superior officer, power relations, disorder, friends, chaos, military, soldier, buddies, nothing goes right, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, escapades, confined, crime gone awry, false accusation, dishonesty, danger, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
You Can't Do That on Television (1979)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, witty, talky, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, society, hamburger, classroom, sword, clothes torn off, television studio, teenage girl, teenage boy
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, silly humor, farce, family relations, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, family, resort, siblings relations, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: humorous, biting, cynical, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: bar, satire, heroes, media, profanity, shrewd, farce, workplace, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friends, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, family relations, disorder, silly humor, husband wife relationship, abduction, taxi driver, hospital, actor playing himself, waitress ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 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, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, farce, loss of parent, farting ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, paris france, europe, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, gag humor
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, starting over, circus, disorder, silly humor, adventure, goofy hero, unemployment, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, stupidity, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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35%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulations, dishonesty, political corruption, media satire, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, state affairs, society, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 549
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: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, redemption, society, hopes, confined, fight, cell, unlikely friendships, transformation, isolation, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: offbeat, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: relocation, house, social differences, family relations, couples, society, love and romance, moving, property
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, satirical, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, parody, farce, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Plot: comedy of errors, love and romance, looking for love, nothing goes right, goofy hero, society, misfit, farce, best friends, photo studio, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: not serious, realistic, tragicomedy, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: mother son incest, factory, oedipus complex, crime gone awry, rivalry, workplace, family relations, disorder, power relations, crimes, deadly, farce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: humorous, offbeat, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: racism, satire, farce, prodigy, workplace, fighting the system, obsessive quest, heroic mission, interracial relations, political corruption, discrimination, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: witty, sitcom, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: bus, working class, workplace, chaos and mayhem, cons and scams, workplace situations, relationship vs career, rivalry, dishonesty, farce, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, media, rebellion, fighting the system, clergy, society, tv show, parents and children, friends, teenager, anarchy, minister ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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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: suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: urban, farce, parents and children, switching roles, self discovery, pregnancy, miraculous event, satire, gender, babies and infants, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
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31%
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, realistic, not serious
Plot: wrongfully committed, disorder, friends, confined, nothing goes right, buddies, female director, hippie, volkswagen bus, yoga
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Crims (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: prison, prison life, fish out of water, confined, youth, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, crimes, disorder, british humour, profanity, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, mischievous children, youth, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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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, realistic, suspense, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, society, lifestyle, family relations, disorder, culture clash, babies and infants, misfit, orphan, celebrity culture, fish out of water, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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30%
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