Movies like Serial 1980

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Serial
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to find themselves.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting
Plot: self discovery, eccentric family, religions or cults, infidelity, obsession, looking for love, misfit, society, family relations, hare krishna, marriage ceremony, suicide by drowning, biker, religious cult, therapist, hedonism, disco, orgy, motorcycle, religion, ferry, cult, ash scattering, teenage girl, pop culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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Sanford and Son
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30 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about family relations, couples, society, love and romance, parents and children, youth and eccentric family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Serial: Smile (1975), Made in America (1993), Polyester (1981), Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), Scoundrel in White (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smile
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: humorous, realistic, biting, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: beauty pageant, social differences, suburban life, childhood, sarcasm, obsession, character study, americana, small town, depression, greed, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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Made in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, culture clash, high school, comedy of errors, hidden identity, identity, obsessive quest, screwball, self discovery, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Polyester
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, biting, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: pornography, abortion, misfit, dysfunctional family, cult, love and romance, male nudity, suburbs, life philosophy, brutality, nudity (topless - notable), crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
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Lovers and Other Strangers
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, witty ...
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Time: 60s
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Scoundrel in White
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Belmondo plays Paul, a former womanizer who marries the head of the medical department's "unattractive" daughter Christine because he thinks attractive women can't be trusted and make poor wives. A car accident leaves ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, battle of the sexes, crime, opposites attract, marriage of convenience, obsession, romance, dangerous attraction, infidelity, paraplegic, marriage for money ...
Time: 70s
Place: tunisia, africa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Maude
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
Story: Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, middle-aged, politically liberal woman living in suburban ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
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Real Life
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, television, media satire, reality tv, suburban life, tv show, suburbs, artists and showbiz, culture clash, family, life philosophy, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, phoenix arizona
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    User:   62%
 
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968) is a movie comedy starring Rosalind Russell and Stella Stevens. The film is a sequel to The Trouble with Angels (1966) and was written by Blanche Hanalis from a story by Jane Trahey, and directed by James ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, road movie
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: clergy, teachers and students, bus, convent, college life, teenage life, boarding school, religions or cults, school, nothing goes right, mother superior, nun ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, cross country
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    User:   63%
 
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A Dirty Shame
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, male nudity, small town, sex, sexuality, couple relations, pornography, parents and children, store, sexual relations, suburban life, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
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System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
Which Way Is Up?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Rev. Lenox Thomas - and Pryor has never been so outrageously funny. The ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: farce, mentally unstable, odd couple, romance, farm, betrayal, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, prodigy, manipulations, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
Harper Valley P.T.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Most of the townsfolk, particularly those on the school PTA, think she is a little too liberal so they're making things tough for her and her daughter. So she runs for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: high school, americana, small town, single parent, rebelliousness, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, revenge, high school life, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Portnoy's Complaint
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The film focuses on the trials and tribulations of Alexander Portnoy, a Jewish man employed as the assistant commissioner of human opportunity for New York City. During a session with his psychoanalyst, he explores his childhood, his relationship ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, touching
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, witty, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence spree, social decay, deadly, insanity, society, dysfunctional family, disorder, paranoia, censorship, investigation, apathy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Keeping Up with the Steins
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico
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System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
For Pete's Sake
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Plot: screwball, couple relations, cons and scams, romance, eccentric family, nothing goes right, fall in love, dishonesty, money, loan shark, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
Oh, What a Night
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the summer of 1955, seventeen-year-old Eric Hansen embarks on a journey in his new town, a journey which will change his life forever.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, small town, innocence lost, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, coming of age, eccentric family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
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Sherman's Way
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, on the road, nothing goes right, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, twentysomething life, stoners, lifestyle, disorder, athlete's life, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa
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Lord Love a Duck
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From his prison cell, young Alan Musgrave (Roddy McDowell) relates his experiences of the previous year dedicated to fulfilling every whim of beautiful and self-absorbed high school senior Barbara Ann Greene played by Tuesday Weld.
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, best friends, supernatural ability, desire for fame, high school life, romance, suburbs, teenage life, teenager, society, youth, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, siblings relations, social differences, estate, culture clash, family life, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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    User:   52%
 
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Hav Plenty
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to build up a romance.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
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Slums of Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
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The Twist
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: investigation, farce, mind game, opposites attract, obsession, romance, couple relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
In God We Tru$t
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood where he encounters a number of eccentric characters.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: monastery, clergy, church, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, misfit, society, prostitute, monk, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s
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System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother and father to take an apartment with a nightclub-hopping ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, romance, social misfits, nightclub, unlikely couple, bar, battle of the sexes, dealing with death, suburbs, looking for love, dating, single ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, pennsylvania, new york
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    User:   39%
 
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Putney Swope
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, society, workplace, advertising, helicopter, business, singer, marriage, board of directors ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
Miss Firecracker
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, beauty pageant, dysfunctional family, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, adaptation, relationships, dialogue, eccentric family, women, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   45%
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Play It As It Lays
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: mental institution, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians, actress, mental illness, downfall, infidelity, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
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Miami Rhapsody
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, marriage, adultery, cheating, relationships, self discovery, romance, interracial romance, couple relations, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida, miami
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