Movies like Serial 1980

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Serial (1980)
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Serial (1980)
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, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, eccentric family, religions or cults, obsession, looking for love, misfit, society, family relations, dancing, biker, religion, female nudity, wealth, teenage girl, orgy, dancer, marriage, adultery, secretary, pop culture, neighbor, therapist, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about couples, love and romance, female nudity, family relations, couple relations, lifestyle and infidelity mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Serial: Smile (1975), Pink Angels (1972), Scenes from a Mall (1991), Portnoy's Complaint (1972), Polyester (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smile (1975)
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, witty ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, social differences, suburban life, used car salesman, americana, small town, suburbs, couples, social relations, mischievous children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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95%
 4.9
 259
Pink Angels (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Six rough and tumble motor cyclists meet at the side of an empty highway to plan their adventurous excursion cycling to Los Angeles. The burly bunch are Michael (John Alderman), David (Tom Basham), Henry (Bob Bihiller), Arnold (Bruce Kimbal), Eddie ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: transvestism, on the road, police, biker, gays and lesbians, gender, gay, gang, crimes, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, battle of the sexes, verbal byplay, screwball, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disintegration, anniversary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: sex, obsession, self discovery, sexual relations, coming of age, youth, rebelliousness, doctors and patients, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, religions or cults, love and romance ...
Time: 40s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6K
Polyester (1981)
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, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, dysfunctional family, abortion, strangulation, love and romance, gay, drag, suburbs, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, african american, family life, society, suburbs, family relations, politics, couple relations, social decay, suburban life, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: labor union, mentally unstable, farce, romance, odd couple, betrayal, farm, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, prodigy, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
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, realistic, talky, witty ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dog, dysfunctional family, self discovery, wealth, extramarital affair, swimming pool, family, rescue, uninvited guest, eating disorder, yuppie, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
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, actress, mental illness, infidelity, filmmaking, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, mental breakdown, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
In God We Tru$t (1980)
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: church, monk, monastery, clergy, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, misfit, society, prostitute, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Malibu Hot Summer (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Logan is a poor little rich boy. He learns to love from three nubile L.A. newcomers that will do anything to be introduced into the sizzling nightlife of the City of Angels. Portraying the Malibu beach life by day, and the L.A. club life by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, friendship, coming of age, friends, follow your dream, fall in love, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, sex scene, guitar, bed ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 211
Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mother, love, single parent, unlikely couple, romance, writer's life, couple relations, workplace, couples, family relations, ego clash, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Sex Monster (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurotic L.A. building contractor (Mike Binder in his best Woody Allen imitation) pushes his wife (Mariel Hemingway) into entering into a three way sexual relationship. Unfortunately for him, his wife gets more out of it than he does and becomes a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, farce, battle of the sexes, couple relations, romance, infidelity, looking for love, looking for sex, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 4K
Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends in love, buddies, looking for love, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, male female relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sherman's Way (2008)
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, offbeat, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 211
The Twist (1976)
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, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, investigation, farce, mind game, opposites attract, romance, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 200
Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: tv show, media, teenager, station, activism, anarchy, preacher, minister, society, clergy, fighting the system, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, actor's life, media satire, ethnic stereotype, black people, showbiz, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
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, dysfunctional family, betrayal, self discovery, romance, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Watch It (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his introduction to a game of perpetual pranks called ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: prank, fall in love, best friends, romance, buddies, womanizer, battle of the sexes, self discovery, friendship, looking for love, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty
Plot: party, coming of age, rabbi, parents and children, family life, bar, couples, suburbs, family relations, clergy, contests and competitions, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 640
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, realistic
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, buddies, social misfits, boss and employee, misfit, friends, gym, basketball player, bitch, banker, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The 3 L'il Pigs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: As their mother lies in a coma, two brothers discuss the advantages and disadvantages of adultery, under the nose of their virtuous elder, who tries in vain to discourage them.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: infidelity, siblings relations, hospital, adultery, cheating, sibling relationship, family gatherings, couples, family problems, family relations, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 8K
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, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, farce, switching roles, self discovery, teacher, wager, rich and poor, social differences, fish out of water, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Telephone Book (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of a day in the life of a lonely, sensitive, exhuberent, attractive, young woman. Her exploits, encounters, and frustrations as she attempts to find a "special" someone, a caller who has "class", as she puts it.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, sex, phone sex, obsessive quest, urban, fall in love, lifestyle, escapades, love and romance, flashback, telephone, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, down on your luck, escapades, disorder, performer's life, obsessive quest, cons and scams, estrangement, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, bail bondsman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Director Lawrence Turman's 1971 drama examines a young couple's unhappy marriage.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: voyeurism, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, infidelity, sexual relations, relationship vs career, couples, family problems, espionage, obsession, couple relations, reunion ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: stripper, pets, disorder, writer's life, self discovery, romance, friendship, down on your luck, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Just as San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is set to get married, her absentee father arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife. Is he there to break up the wedding? Or to steal back his ex-wife? Or is Pogo finally ready to be a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: romance, couples, family relations, human nature, parents and children, breakup, estrangement, family life, love and romance, father daughter relationship, football player, cowboy boots ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%