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Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
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Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A junior executive is ordered to boost output in the hometown brewery where his old friends work.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film, harsh, earnest, light, intense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Plot: brewery, revolution, misfit, fighting the system, self discovery, ambition, rebellion, workplace romance, unemployment, society, working class, buddies, boss and employee, nothing goes right, workplace, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, power relations, beer, country music, hillbilly, obscene finger gesture, monster truck, destiny, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about brutality, workplace situations, dialogue, culture clash, workplace, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Take This Job and Shove It: Haiku Tunnel (2001), Dumbbells (2014), Head Office (1985), Basic Training (1985), Some Kind of a Nut (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, fighting the system, nothing goes right, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, misfit, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, friends, misfit, boss and employee, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: boss and employee, workplace intrigue, rise to the top, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, workplace romance, workplace situations, cons and scams, job promotion, chaos and mayhem, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
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69%
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Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, gender, workplace, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, power relations, boss and employee, u.s. military, female protagonist, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, virginia
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68%
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Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York City bank teller becomes a media celebrity when he refuses to comply with his employer's demands that he shave his beard. Directed by Garson Kanin, this 1969 comedy stars Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: bank teller, bee sting, beard, nothing goes right, dishonesty, supportive spouse, workplace, misfit, rebellion, fighting the system, anti hero, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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68%
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, light ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, cooking and food, power relations, workplace, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, rivalry, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, chef, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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59%
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, media, society, ratings, disorder, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, boss and employee, media satire, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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59%
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Super Sucker (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two door to door vaccuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, light
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, rivalry, rise to the top, against the odds, ambition, workplace romance, farce, boss and employee, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
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57%
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Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, summer, pool party, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, teenagers, beach, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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55%
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Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, situational comedy ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, unemployment, parents and children, fish out of water, comedy of errors, misfit, society, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
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54%
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Beauty Shop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: single parent, beauty salon, workplace situations, ambition, culture clash, boss, small business, women, adaptation, vengeance, school, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
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49%
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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
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48%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, society, rivalry, profanity, workplace situations, workplace romance, family business, boss and employee, urban, hip hop, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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47%
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Stars and Bars (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henderson Dores (Daniel Day Lewis), a New York based art dealer from England, travels to Georgia to persuade patriarch, Harry Dean Stanton, to sell a Monet previously thought lost.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, track down, fish out of water, down on your luck, profanity, satire, love and romance, society, nothing goes right ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, new york, georgia
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46%
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, ego clash, ambition, nothing goes right, farce, rivalry, buddies, battle of the sexes, media satire, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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45%
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The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, farce, family problems, youth, social differences, rich and poor, family, rich kid, toys, mischievous children, job seeking, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
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44%
Lower Learning (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: school, against the odds, ambition, dedicated educator, rebellion, fighting the system, teenage life, teachers and students, idealism, high school life, satire, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, screwball, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, workplace, investigation, dishonesty, forgery, crimes, oral sex, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be....
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boarding school, family relations, campaign, school, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, homecoming, teenage life, self discovery, boarding school life, society ...
Time: 80s
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41%
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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, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: workplace, farce, satire, battle of the sexes, fighting the system, sexism, feminism, strong female presence, womanizer, rivalry, obnoxious boss, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, texas
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41%
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
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Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, survival, social differences, downfall, goofy hero, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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38%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, espionage, buddies, disorder, friends, stoners, fish out of water, idealism, drug abuse, urban, city life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: office, workplace, rivalry, odd couple, workplace intrigue, rich and poor, power relations, traffic jam, ambition, homeless, friendship, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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37%
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The Boss' Wife (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Daniel Stern stars as a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him...his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife! THE BOSS' WIFE is a full-bodied, high-spirited, bedroom comedy about lust, love ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: stock broker, workplace situations, love triangle, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, dishonesty, nothing goes right, workplace romance, infidelity, radio show, pregnancy ...
Time: future
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37%
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, infidelity, cons and scams, state affairs, ego clash, dishonesty, nothing goes right, society, revolution, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
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36%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, academy, competition, chase, farce, crimes, power relations, gang, chases and races, rivalry, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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35%
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D.C. Cab (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, society, ambition, unlikely partners, disorder, fish out of water, city life, urban, siblings relations, workplace situations, partners, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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35%
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
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34%
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The Promotion (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, satirical ...
Plot: rivalry, promotion, supermarket, ambition, workplace, boss and employee, corporate world, husband wife relationship, dance, dancing, sarcasm, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, canada, quebec
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34%