Movies like 8 Minutes Idle

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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, crush, office, office romance, life turned upside down, love and romance, nothing goes right, workplace, workplace situations, parent child relationship, employer employee relationship, coworker relationship, 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

Most similar movies to 8 Minutes Idle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and semi serious films with plots about disorder, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, power relations, boss and employee and nothing goes right 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), What a Beautiful Day (2011). 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: not serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: couples, disorder, love triangle, love and romance, nothing goes right, dishonesty, infidelity, comedy of errors, life turned upside down, taxi driver, farce, bigamy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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95%
 7.3
 5K
Ground Floor (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: office, workplace romance, boss, workplace situations, love and romance, coincidence, employer employee relationship, employment, romance, workplace, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, touching ...
Plot: looking for sex, working class, couples, partners, love and romance, workplace situations, sexual relations, phone sex, husband wife relationship, mate swapping, love triangle, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: life turned upside down, nothing goes right, love and romance, misfit, buddies, social misfits, taxi driver, stolen money, sexual content, friends, taxi, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: goofy hero, fall in love, workplace, terrorism, disorder, power relations, love and romance, workplace situations, danger, urban, silly humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 490
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: offbeat, humorous, not serious
Plot: office, danger, undercover, buddies, imaginary, friends, disorder, alien encounter, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, secret identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, love and romance, workplace romance, goofy hero, workplace situations, breakup, rivalry, workplace, farce, boss and employee, disorder, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 758
Park Benches (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As she does every morning, Lucie takes advantage of her journey to work to lose herself for a while in the pages of a good book. And as she does every morning, she joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty
Plot: office, city life, couple relations, lifestyle, society, workplace, office worker, overheard conversation, loneliness, hardware store, disorder, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, romance, love and romance, workplace, college, campus, disorder, workplace romance, fish out of water, workplace situations, wooing, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, middle ages, contemporary, renaissance
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, not serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, disorder, power relations, farce, workplace situations, doctors and patients, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, silly humor, british, medical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: office, workplace, comedy of errors, boss and employee, fish out of water, dishonesty, actor's life, workplace situations, negotiation, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 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 situations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, silly humor, partners, rebellion, obnoxious boss, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
51%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, entertaining ...
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, workplace, office, salesman, manager, workplace situations, boss and employee, misfit, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 10K
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: life turned upside down, lottery, lottery winner, lottery ticket, disorder, nothing goes right, urban ghetto life, graphic violence, buddies, change of luck, greed, fortune cookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 3K
Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
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, workplace, follow your dream, disorder, workplace situations, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stromberg - Der Film (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, workplace, power relations, road trip, loss of job, save the day, unfulfillment, on the road, coworker, husband wife relationship, brothel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.9
 378K
The Office (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Style: not serious, sitcom, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, job, obnoxious boss, salesman, workplace situations, love and romance, promotion, career, team, disorder, intern, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, workplace situations, down on your luck, boss and employee, farce, power relations, new year's eve, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, island, friends, beach, 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: unlikely couple, love and romance, disorder, power relations, workplace situations, farce, goofy hero, rivalry, save the day, nothing goes right, underdog, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, working class, shopping mall, disorder, robbery, nightshift, security guard
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: sentimental, not serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, parenthood, comedy of errors, best friends, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, couple relations, escapades, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: satire, nun, vengeance, couple relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, culture clash, couples, power relations, rivalry, workplace, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 5K
Coffee Town (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three thirty-something friends band together when their carefree existence is threatened.
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: thirtysomething life, buddies, workplace, lifestyle, cafe, workplace situations, rivalry, love and romance, coffee shop, escapades, wannabe, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 443
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: realistic, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious
Plot: city life, urban, taxi, disorder, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, nothing goes right, love and romance, dog
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The holiday season is turned upside down for a neophyte food critic JJ (Pope) when her uninhibited mother (Baranski) shows up unannounced. In an attempt to occupy her mom's time, JJ works out a deal with a young chef (Cannavale) that stirs up ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, workplace situations, lifestyle, cooking and food, uninvited guest, relationships, restaurant, fall in love, workplace, romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Someone Marry Barry (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A trio of friends scheme to find a wife for their socially inappropriate friend Barry, and end up finding a girl just like him.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, buddies, nothing goes right, love and romance, odd couple, thirtysomething life, disorder, couple relations, profanity, silly humor, romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, offbeat, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: workplace romance, workplace, obnoxious boss, romance, betrayal, love and romance, heist, workplace situations, boss and employee, couples, cooking and food, hot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 698
Housewarming (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chantal, an advocate involved in defending homeless illegal immigrant, decides to refurbish her flat. Following her convictions she calls Columbian workers led by an unforeseeable architect. In the mean time a former client decides he is in love ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, nothing goes right, fall in love, family problems, couples, single parent, love and romance, hotshot lawyer, disorder, immigrants, family in crisis, flat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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