Movies like Shortcuts

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Shortcuts (1981)
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Shortcuts (1981)
Original name: Postřižiny
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Francin, manager of a small-town brewery, has a charming wife whose abundant blonde locks are an adornment to the town. Maryska looks ethereal but loves meat and beer, while Francin is an ascetic. The strict members of the brewery board of directors come to audit the accounts, but are diverted from concentrating on Francin's detailed reports by Maryska, who has organized a pig-killing feast and is ably assisting the butcher. When she invites the old curmudgeons on the board to enjoy the fresh pork, they are too happy to agree. Francin doesn't know whether he is going to get a permanent contract. To make things worse his brother Pepin - eccentric, noisy and garrulous - turns up on an indefinite visit.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, couple relations, rich and poor, prodigy, parents and children, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, society, couples, small town life, small town, female nudity, male female relationship, radio, bicycle, beer, satire, hairdresser, provincial life, bathtub, free spirit, husband wife relationship, drink, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: czech republic

Most similar movies to Shortcuts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society and small town mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Shortcuts: My Sweet Little Village (1985), The Closer You Get (2000), Coming Soon (2014), Balls (2010), Government Woman (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Sweet Little Village (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie's main storyline follows the life of Otík, a mentally retarded young man, in a tight-knit village community. The sweet-tempered Otík works as an assistant truck driver with Mr. Pávek, his older colleague and practical-minded ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: village life, family problems, couples, family relations, society, misfit, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, village, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: village, small town, romance, couples, couple relations, isolation, family relations, small town life, village life, battle of the sexes, love, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Coming Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew decided to make a movie called "Summit - The End Of ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, starting over, actor's life, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, film producer, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 3K
Balls (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating, light ...
Plot: parents and children, looking for love, aging, immigrants, society, couples, family relations, wooing, couple relations, buddies, friends, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Government Woman (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Xate is an ordinary woman from Midyat with eight children in tow. The only thing that sets her apart is her husband's job as Mayor of Midyat. Until, that is, an extraordinary day changes her life - and the lives of everyone else in Midyat. For ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: family life, mayor, life turned upside down, parents and children, disorder, politics, state affairs, small town, small town life, social relations, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story, MRS RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTION, is the tale of a family from Bingley in Yorkshire, who defect to East Germany. Here they find a nightmare of rationing, censorship and the most spied upon people in history rather than the ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, communism, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, strong female lead, strong female character, society, female director, hare krishna
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sex After Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An edgy comedy about the sexual adventures in parenthood.
Style: humorous, sincere, sexual, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, sexual relations, parents and children, couple relations, babies and infants, unhappy marriage, marriage crisis, couples, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Taking Chances (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, fall in love, love and romance, partners, couples, small town life, unlikely partners, romance, small town, hopes, unlikely couple, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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4Some (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Marital fidelity can wear you down, and Ondra and Vitek are certainly suffering from a case of serious fatigue. Working side by side and living next door to each other, it doesn't take long before these two long-married middle-aged pals start ...
Style: humorous, sexy, semi serious, erotic, realistic
Plot: swinger couple, open marriage, mate swapping, family relations, couple relations, sexual relations, dull life, couples, buddies, parents and children, beach, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In Bed with Santa (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Bed with Santa (Swedish: Tomten är far till alla barnen) is a 1999 Swedish comedy film directed by Kjell Sundvall. A German remake was made under the tiltle Meine schöne Bescherung.
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, christmas, love and romance, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, chaos and mayhem, santa claus, female stockinged legs, marriage, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 6K
The Amateurs (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sex sells in America and these guys know it. The Amateurs follows a small town band of loveable losers who hit upon an idea that can make their dreams and fantasies come true. Thinking they've found the road to riches and fame they decide to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, friendship, filmmaking, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, against the odds, sexual dysfunction, buddies, couple relations, small town life, sex aid ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When a Man Comes Home (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small provincial town is buzzing with excitement: the town´s most illustrious son, a world-famous opera singer, is coming home. Meanwhile, Sebastian, a kitchen boy who is as good as married, falls head over heels in love with the new maid, Maria. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: small town, hotel, maid, opera singer, gay parent, lesbian interest, teaching the ways of the world, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: small town, radio, radio show, artists and showbiz, media, love and romance, social relations, family relations, couples, small town life, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 831
Lotoman 2.0 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good
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Place: dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: gloomy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, wedding, immigrants, youth, death in the family, family gatherings, couples, society, family life, family problems, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Almost Pregnant (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie (Conaway) is a happy man with a beautiful wife (Roberts), a wonderful career and every blessing a man could want except "...children". When the wife demands a "star child" and Charlie can't deliver the goods, they ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, infertility, fall in love, family life, farce, couples, family relations, betrayal, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nothing goes right, family life, couples, couple relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, silly humor, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 345
Masquerades (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, village life, small town life, small town, love and romance, couples, village, siblings relations, cons and scams, wedding, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man Who Couldn't Say No (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rasmus is a commissioning editor prepared to go to lengths to keep people happy - which is just what he has to do, because Rasmus has a problem. He can't say no. To his ex-girlfriend who wants a baby or his new girlfriend, who wants things ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, urban, thirtysomething life, couples, babies and infants, lizard, poetry, washed up star, veterinarian, publishing house, take over
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Absolutely Fabulous (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The wildly popular British television show Absolutely Fabulous gets a Francophonic makeover with this film version directed by Gabriel Aghion. In this go around, Josiane Balasko and Nathalie Baye play the incorrigible Eddie and Patsy, who leave no ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: fashion, starting over, love and romance, society, family relations, parents and children, celebrity culture, thirtysomething life, americana, alcohol abuse, friendship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, paris france, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Good Intentions (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Meet Etta Milford. Loving Wife. Doting Mother. Armed Robber. Etta's husband constantly blows their money on make-shift inventions. When she decides to secretly take "investment" matters into her own hands - things quickly go awry! ...
Style: uplifting, not serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, couples, couple relations, hidden identity, small town, eccentric family, small town life, disorder, parents and children, family life, lifestyle, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, couples, society, village, silly humor, meet the parents, misfit, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, couple relations, human nature, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, friends, couples, unfulfillment, female director, trousers, cellist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sole a catinelle (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a father and a son. An on the road trip from South to North.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, nothing goes right, parents and children, fish out of water, misfit, society, disorder, unemployment, family relations, supportive parent, parents separation, father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, culture clash, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 780
Paris Follies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Long married 50-somethings Brigitte and Xavier are prize cattle breeders in regional France. Life is good, but the departure of their children from home has thrown Brigitte’s world into flux, as she finds herself locked into routine. She keeps ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: couples, self discovery, couple relations, family relations, dull life, midlife crisis, disorder, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, party, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the witness relocation program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, hidden identity, fish out of water, friendship, buddies, teenage life, misfit, society, starting over, parents and children, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%