Movies like The Wise Guy

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The Wise Guy
Original name: Ο Ατσίδας
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alekos (Dinos Iliopoulos) is in love with Voula (Maria Voulgari) whose brother threatens to kill him if he doesn't marry her soon. Alekos' father (Pantelis Zervos) on the other hand insists that Alekos' sister (Zoe Laskari) has to get married before him. His sister Annoula (Zoe Laskari) is in love with Antonis (Stephanos Stratigos) and pressures him to ask for her hand in marriage from her family. Antonis meets Alekos by accident at a cafe in Panorama - they don't know each other - and advises him to use the infalible method of "escaping through an engagement" to calm down Voula's brother. This is after all what he intends to do himself... And God help them...
Plot: family honor, fake suicide, dance, domineering father, brother, beach
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about beach, dance, dancing, female nudity, male nudity, sex and song mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Wise Guy: Staying Together (1989), Bikini Drive-In (1995), The Dirty Mind of Young Sally (1973), My Daughter, the Socialist (1966), Memoirs of a Gigolo (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Staying Together
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Malibu, CA
Genre: Comedy
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Story: Malibu, CA is an American teen sitcom television program produced by Saved by the Bell creator Peter Engel that aired from 1998 to 2000 on syndication. Co-created by Engel and Carl Kurlander, the show centred around the lives of twin brothers Scott ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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Porky's Revenge
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game since he has bet on the opposing team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, twist ending ...
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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 ...
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Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, marriage, adultery, cheating, relationships, romance, self discovery, interracial romance, couple relations, pornography ...
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    User:   54%
 
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
Milk the Maid
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    User:   50%
 
In Living Color
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
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Hello Ghost
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Holidays by the Sea
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 77 min.
Story: A comedy about funny adventures of the group of French people during the summer vacation.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Surf II
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. Its up to Jocko, Chuck, Bob and their surfer buddies to save the day.
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Attila Marcel
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paul is a sweet man-child, raised — and smothered — by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. (He does express himself through colourful suits that would ...
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Place: france
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
The Virgin Soldiers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The core of the plot is the romantic triangle formed by the protagonist, a conscripted soldier named Private Brigg; a worldly professional soldier named Sergeant Driscoll, and Phillipa Raskin, the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major. The ...
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Hey DJ
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From Miami to Ibiza, HEY DJ chronicles the meteoric rise to Fame of DJ HOUND DOG and the terrible mess he makes of his love life. Featuring an all star cast of the Worlds Greatest DJ's.
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A Golden Christmas 3
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Charlie & Boots
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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2gether
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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System:   34%
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The King of Gaffes
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: greek island, name change, assistant, captain, private detective, falling in love, boat, police officer, beach
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My Father Up the Tree
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.
Plot: dancer, tourism, courtesan, rent, university student, beach house, dance, photo album, belly dancer, mistress, summer vacation, brother sister relationship ...
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Billy, a struggling young gay photographer (who likes Polaroids), tired of being the "other man", falls in love with Gabriel, a waiter and aspiring musician who is probably straight but possibly gay or at least curious. Billy tries to get ...
Style: witty, semi serious, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Plot: gay, romance, friendship, lesbian, love, fall in love, homosexuality, relationships, stereotypes, storytelling, love story, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, indiana
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System:   31%
    User:   28%
 

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Country: UK, USA
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Story: After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her ...
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System:   29%
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