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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
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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 temporary life and agrees to take a permanent position at the firm. Josh has difficulty adapting to his new lifestyle, which manifests in his inability to complete his simple initial task: mailing seventeen important letters.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, absurd, satirical, stylized, talky, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, fighting the system, introspection, boss and employee, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, workplace situations, misfit, obnoxious boss, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, sarcasm, adaptation, creativity, relationships, stoners, power relations, office, lawyer, computer, job, corporate world, corporation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films with plots about workplace, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, workplace situations, brutality and storytelling mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Haiku Tunnel: Smiley Face (2007), Kabluey (2007), The Boss of It All (2006), The Slammin' Salmon (2009), Dumbbells (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smiley Face (2007)
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Country: USA, Germany
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Kabluey (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
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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, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: office, workplace, comedy of errors, boss and employee, fish out of water, dishonesty, actor's life, workplace situations, negotiation, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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 ...
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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, social misfits, misfit, boss and employee, friends ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, disorder, boss and employee, nightclub, bankruptcy, strip club, sex scene, drug use, stripper, save the day, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, realistic, touching, humorous, witty ...
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13 Moons (2002)
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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Still Waiting... (2009)
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The Alarmist (1997)
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Country: USA
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