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8 Minutes Idle (2012)
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8 Minutes Idle (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance - in his work life, home life and love life! But when Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he's faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he's previously taken for granted - a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat - are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan's work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he's forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before - really care about someone other than himself. Written by Sarah Cox
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Plot: homelessness, eviction, office, office romance, life turned upside down, love and romance, nothing goes right, workplace, workplace situations, parent child relationship, employer employee relationship, coworker relationship, crush, twenty something, hit and run, workplace romance, parents separation, disorder, office politics, dancing, cat, sex scene, drugs, hospital, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, nothing goes right, power relations and boss and employee mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like 8 Minutes Idle: Run for Your Wife (2012), Ground Floor (2013), Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004), The King of Idiots (2006), Drones (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Run for Your Wife (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: couples, love triangle, love and romance, disorder, dishonesty, comedy of errors, infidelity, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, taxi driver, farce, bigamy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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95%
 7.3
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Ground Floor (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brody, a young hot-shot banker at Whitestone Trust, thought he was just having a one-night stand with Jennifer, a beautiful woman he met at a bar. But when he discovers that she works in maintenance for the building where he works, their worlds ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Plot: workplace romance, office, boss, workplace situations, coincidence, love and romance, employer employee relationship, employment, workplace, romance, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two lowlifes with active fantasy sex lives deliver potatoes to various restaurants and grocers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: couples, working class, looking for sex, workplace situations, sexual relations, love and romance, partners, phone sex, husband wife relationship, love triangle, sex maniac, mate swapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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
Plot: nothing goes right, life turned upside down, misfit, social misfits, buddies, love and romance, taxi driver, stolen money, sexual content, taxi, friends, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Drones (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brian Dilks is an Office Drone. He spends his days at OmniLink in comforting monotony: facilitating the movement of product around the country, faxing, copying, joking with his best friend, Clark, and harmlessly flirting with fellow cubicle-mate, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, offbeat
Plot: danger, space and aliens, imaginary, disorder, friends, workplace, secret identity, buddies, undercover, love and romance, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
What a Beautiful Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral examination Checco said that the reason why he wanted to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: terrorism, fall in love, goofy hero, workplace, disorder, power relations, workplace situations, danger, love and romance, urban, silly humor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Welcome Aboard (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, HR of a large cruise company, made the mistake of choosing her boss as a lover. Before embarking on the maiden voyage of the new flagship of the fleet, though, he decided to disembark from their relationship! Some women take their revenge ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: cruise, workplace situations, goofy hero, love and romance, workplace romance, farce, disorder, boss and employee, workplace, breakup, rivalry, ship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Kevin from Work (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: love and romance, co worker co worker relationship, workplace romance, workplace situations, office, workplace, office romance, unrequited love, friendship between men, workplace humor, coworker relationship, male friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
All's Faire in Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love and romance, romance, workplace, college, disorder, campus, wooing, workplace romance, workplace situations, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages, renaissance
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Security Men (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Duckers, Jimmy and Ray are three work-shy security guards at a shopping mall who spend much of their time mocking their Jobsworth boss Kenneth. One night they bunk off to watch and bet on a boxing match at the electrical shop, only to find on their ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, working class, disorder, shopping mall, robbery, security guard, nightshift
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: office, workplace, fish out of water, boss and employee, comedy of errors, dishonesty, actor's life, workplace situations, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, dark humor, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 2K
Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prank, workplace, rebelliousness, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, silly humor, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, rebellion, partners, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Carry on Again Doctor (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, parody, sex comedy
Plot: hospital, farce, doctors and patients, workplace situations, power relations, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, silly humor, injection, weight loss ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: satire, workplace, culture clash, rivalry, boss and employee, love and romance, couples, workplace romance, vengeance, workplace situations, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever have one of those nights where nothing seems to be going right? Ever have a job that made you ponder "this place would be fun if it didn't suck so much"? Welcome to food-service hell. Natalie, the waitress, is on the verge of a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, workplace situations, couples, romance, workplace, betrayal, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, heist, cooking and food, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Fubar: Balls to the Wall (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Terry and Dean head north to make sweet cash in the oil patch.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heavy metal culture, friendship, profanity, eviction, friends, drugs/alcohol, buddies, misfit, workplace, partners, misfit partners, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.0
 1K
Boy Toy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jake: an unsuccessful - yet well endowed - underwear model in L.A, who finds a lucrative new line of work as a platonic escort for women of a certain age. But, just as he finds himself a deep-pocketed "sugar mama" in Barbra, he meets ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love and romance, platonic, womanizer, disorder, couples, battle of the sexes, profanity, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, disorder, fish out of water, manager, misfit, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, office, salesman, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, nothing goes right, misfit, fish out of water, parents and children, supportive parent, disorder, unemployment, society, family relations, parents separation, father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 11K
Lottery Ticket (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, light
Plot: lottery, life turned upside down, lottery ticket, disorder, nothing goes right, urban ghetto life, graphic violence, society, buddies, change of luck, fortune cookie, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 4K
Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fish out of water, doctor, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, interracial relations, misfit, buddies, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.9
 469K
The Office (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Style: realistic, talky, not serious, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, salesman, workplace, job, workplace situations, promotion, love and romance, rivals, popularity, coworker, career, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, down on your luck, boss and employee, workplace situations, farce, power relations, surrealism, bad luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Stromberg - The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Capitol-Insurance” is due – that's what the bosses thought. All employees are invited to join the party in a hotel. However, rumors say the company's not doing very well. To avoid ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, workplace, road trip, loss of job, save the day, on the road, unfulfillment, brothel, bus driver, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Such Film Acts! (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Yaz tatilinde sadece aşkın peşinde olanlar, tatile gidemeyip evde sivrisineklerle savaşanlar, sadece günübirlikçi olarak denizle buluşanlar, yazı mezuniyet balosu ile karşılamak için önce mahalleliyle uğraşanlar, yaz tatilinin en ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, disorder, quibbling, silly humor, nothing goes right, workplace, summer vacation, flying, bicycle, airplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 20K
Recep Ivedik 2 (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When his grandmother takes ill, foolish brute Recep tries to satisfy her wishes by getting a job and attempting to find a suitable wife.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: goofy hero, disorder, love and romance, workplace, misfit, social misfits, unemployment, life is a bitch, fish out of water, social differences, farce, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Kings of Mykonos (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The sequel to the highly successful Australian comedy THE WOG BOY - starring Nick Giannopoulous and Vince Colosimo as best mates Steve and Frank. The Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2 picks up a few years after the original and things aren't going so ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: buddies, resort, love and romance, life turned upside down, disorder, uncle, summer, fall in love, beach, friends, island, inheritance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 1K
Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr Accident is a satirical, romantic rocket ride through the lives of a bunch of losers hurtling into the chaos that is contemporary life. It's a circus of cool catastrophes underpinned by a moral tale about the downside of addiction and ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: disorder, power relations, farce, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance, save the day, underdog, goofy hero, rivalry, nothing goes right, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 483
Cold Dog Soup (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: city life, urban, love and romance, supernatural ability, nothing goes right, taxi, dark humor, disorder, wizards and magicians, dog
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 2K
Waydowntown (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: office, workplace, bet, nothing goes right, buddies, goofy hero, contests and competitions, workplace situations, prank, romantic rivalry, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%