Movies like Serial 1980

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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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and semi serious films with plots about couples, family relations, society, love and romance, parents and children, storytelling and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Serial: Smile (1975), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Polyester (1981), A Dirty Shame (2004), Made in America (1993). 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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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, sincere, semi serious, touching ...
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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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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    User:   72%
 
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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, sexual relations, store, suburban life, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
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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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Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dog, family, adoption, self discovery, homeless, social differences, suicide attempt, suburban life, hollywood, family problems, farce ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   63%
 
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, battle of the sexes, self discovery, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, singleness, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 60s
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The New Age
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suicide, starting over, couple relations, crime gone awry, greed, breakup, nudity (topless - notable), fantasy world, depression, existentialism, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   73%
 
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Diggers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dealing with death, save the day, island, parents and children, small town, social differences, small town life, working class, coming of age, americana, friendship, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
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True Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael's immaturity. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human nature, romance, introspection, bar, self discovery, friendship, couple relations, looking for love, wedding, singleness, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
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Fat Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, best friends, high school, gays and lesbians, small town, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, young lovers, coming out, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
Little Murders
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, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence spree, social decay, deadly, insanity, society, dysfunctional family, disorder, paranoia, censorship, investigation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
Sanford and Son
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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, reluctant partners, family business, parents and children, family life, urban, partners, society, family relations, odd couple, single parent, friendship ...
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    User:   52%
 
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Putney Swope
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, society, workplace, company, board of directors, advertising, business, helicopter, singer ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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Good Fences
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting
Plot: underdog, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, suburbs, couple relations, high school, interracial relations, social differences, racism, culture clash, dysfunctional family, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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    User:   49%
 
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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, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, verbal byplay, writer's life, screwball, opposites attract, brainwashing, relationships, sarcasm, writers, technology, thirtysomething life, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
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    User:   55%
 
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Meeting Daddy
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, parents and children, romance, culture clash, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, georgia, usa, los angeles, new york
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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, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, television, media satire, reality tv, suburban life, suburbs, tv show, artists and showbiz, culture clash, family, life philosophy, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, phoenix arizona
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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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, marriage, adultery, cheating, relationships, romance, self discovery, interracial romance, couple relations, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, florida
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Maude
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, feminism, couple relations, suburban life, suburbs, society, couples, female protagonist, best friends, parents and children, family life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
Myra Breckinridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Myron Breckinridge flies to Europe to get a sex-change operation and is transformed into the beautiful Myra. She travels to Hollywood, meets up with her rich Uncle Buck and, claiming to be Myron's widow, demands money. Instead, Buck gives Myra ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gory, actor's life, gays and lesbians, transsexual, hollywood, switching roles, obsession, filmmaking, gender bending, showbiz, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, europe, usa
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    User:   51%
 
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Skidoo
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, hitman, prison, criminal heroes, crimes, golden years, hostages, friendship, prodigy, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, battle of the sexes, crime, opposites attract, marriage of convenience, romance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity, marriage for money, paraplegic ...
Time: 70s
Place: tunisia, africa
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System:   48%
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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, realistic, biting, clever ...
Plot: high school, americana, small town, single parent, suburbs, rebelliousness, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, revenge, high school life, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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%
    User:   47%
 
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, best friends, supernatural ability, desire for fame, romance, suburbs, high school life, teenage life, teenager, society, youth, prodigy ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
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, feel good, realistic
Plot: mentally unstable, farce, romance, odd couple, 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:   44%
    User:   49%
 
Scenes from a Mall
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, verbal byplay, battle of the sexes, divorce, shopping, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, screwball, adultery, lawyer, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 

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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 ...
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Time: 60s
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The Heartbreak Kid
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: marriage, jewish, honeymoon, parents and children, cheating, love and romance, romance, adultery, love triangle, relationships, couples, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: miami, florida, europe, germany, usa ...
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System:   43%
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