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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)
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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, and two people whose paths he's destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret Garrison and her husband, Peter.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: marital reconciliation, money, motorcycle, kitchen, accident, psychiatrist, office, architect, elevator, female protagonist, boy, adultery, retirement, subway train, farce, actress, trapped in an elevator, interview, stealing money, police station, escapades, blackout, fireplace, husband wife relationship, candle ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: new york, connecticut

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Most similar movies to Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about farce, disorder, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, husband wife relationship and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?: How to Murder Your Wife (1965), Oscar (1967), Honeymoon Hotel (1964), Don't Drink the Water (1994), Critic's Choice (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, romance, cons and scams, frame up, couple relations, disorder, couples, satire, wedding, love and romance, dishonesty, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mother drops her son and husband off at a tropical vacation spot for a little rest and relaxation. The only problem is that the husband has been dead for quite some time, and his wife had him stuffed and carries him around with her. Complications ...
Plot: man child, domineering mother, overbearing mother, resort, farce, sewing machine, teenager, cigar, voyeur, false name, female in swimsuit, cloud ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 6K
Oscar (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This film originated as a play in Paris. The story focuses on the one-day adventures of Bertrand Barnier played with a genius of French cinema, Louis de Funes. In the same morning he learns that his daughter is pregnant, an employee stole a large ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: accountant, comedy of errors, farce, father daughter relationship, family relations, suitcase of money, dishonesty, love and romance, silly humor, cons and scams, mistaken identity, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Honeymoon Hotel (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man left at the alter goes on his honeymoon trip anyway, taking his best man along instead.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: canceled wedding, honeymoon, scheme, waiter, hotel, hiding in a closet, mistress, jealous wife, swimming pool, chambermaid, telephone call, business trip ...
Place: new york, hawaii, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: chase, road not taken, estate, crime gone awry, chases and races, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, escapades, farce, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: iron curtain, farce, nothing goes right, clergy, dishonesty, political unrest, goofy hero, disorder, screwball, conspiracy, silly humor, espionage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Critic's Choice (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: psychologist, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, relationship vs career, critic, second wife, director, weekend ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, motorcycle gang, friendship, misfit, escapades, goofy hero, silly humor, disorder, friends, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Loved One (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: funeral home, love triangle, funeral, parents and children, siblings relations, hollywood, family life, family relations, dark humor, artists and showbiz, actor's life, pets ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, nervous breakdown, midlife crisis, couple relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, odd couple, family problems, husband wife relationship, couples, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruce (Rod Taylor), the owner of a aerospace company, is infatuated with Jennifer (Doris Day) and hires her to be his biographer so that he can be near her and win her affections. Is she actually a Russian spy trying to obtain aerospace secrets?
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, sitcom ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, mistaken identity, romance, nasa, fall in love, laboratory, disorder, cruise, love and romance, goofy hero, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas, where his oil wells are drying up, and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who tries to ignore the lavish attention he spends on her but ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: romance, wall street, farce, government agency, disorder, satire, ambition, special agents, workplace situations, fall in love, cons and scams, workplace romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.
Style: witty, stylized, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: business, office, advertising, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, couple relations, oldies, cons and scams, workplace romance, workplace situations, orchestral ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 33K
The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: earnest, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, separated, cards, friends, couples, screwball, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Boys' Night Out (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, marriage, office politics, psychology, sociology, couple relations, frame up, suburbs, love triangle, suburban life, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 30K
Nine to Five (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, biting, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: workplace, chase, farce, satire, battle of the sexes, fighting the system, sexism, feminism, couples, sleazy, friends, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 907
Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, womanizer, romance, mistress, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, rise to the top, family relations, wooing, parents and children, romance, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, disorder, store, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, ussr, east berlin, west berlin west germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Quick Before It Melts (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A magazine reporter and his photographer, on assignment in the Antarctic, attempt to fly in girls to make their chilly lives more enjoyable. Director Delbert Mann's 1964 comedy stars Robert Morse, George Maharis, Anjanette Comer, James Gregory, ...
Plot: penguins, reporter, defector, photographer, infidelity, flirting, animal actor, marriage proposal, thermometer, dancing, fountain, double wedding ...
Place: antarctica, antarctic, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
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Funny Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant, accidentally trades briefcases with another man, to find out that there's a million dollars inside. Henry tells his unsuspecting wife of their new-found fortune, but she doesn't embrace it as well ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, stolen money, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain, new york, barcelona, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
For Richer or Poorer (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: amish, fish out of water, embezzlement, frame up, dishonesty, fugitives, misfit, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, hidden identity, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, wedding reception, adultery, family life, couple relations, singleness, self discovery, love triangle, love affair, eccentric family, infidelity, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Putney Swope (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board.
Style: cult film, suspense, biting, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: satire, interracial relations, racism, business, helicopter, singer, marriage, boss, advertising, self discovery, boss and employee, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie Star, American Style or; LSD, I Hate You (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Producer/director Albert Zugsmith's acid-therapy "comedy," complete with a tinted trip sequence "in hilarious LSD color." A suicidal film star named Honey Bunny is sent by her producer to a rest home run by an unhinged Dr. ...
Style: psychotronic, psychedelic
Plot: lsd, drugs, actress, producer, exploitation, psychiatrist, satire
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 45
Found Money (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Max and Sam, disillusioned with people's day-to-day callousness toward each other, and angered by a pension-stealing bank, invent The Invisible Friend, Inc. The intention was to reward kind acts, but things rarely turn out as planned.
Plot: friendship, scheme, unemployment, retirement, security guard, money, bank, theft, caper, banking, computer expert, good samaritan
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Burned by a bad breakup, a struggling New York City playwright makes an unlikely connection with a divorced app designer she meets on a blind date.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, divorce, dating, romance, adventure, adaptation, society, escapades, friendship, youth, love, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, london, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: witty, humorous, clever, sexual, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, sexual relations, doctors and patients, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, power relations, couples, bisexual man, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Magnificent Cuckold (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Magnificent Cuckold is about a hat tycoon who is ecstatically, if not hungrily, in love with his youthful wife. It is all blissful, that is, until our man, middle-aged and somewhat of a square among his blasé, upper-class friends to whom ...
Style: sexy
Plot: adultery, jealousy, cuckold, sex scene, unfaithful wife, husband wife relationship, infidelity, married couple, license plate, marital crisis, antique shop, jealous husband ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Six Loves (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A celebrated actress discovers six runaway children living on her country property.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: orphan, lifestyle, actor's life, society, youth, artists and showbiz, paparazzi, kids in trouble, family relations, adoption, countryside, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%