Movies like The Halo Effect

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The Halo Effect (2004)
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The Halo Effect (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fatso is the proprietor of what may be the worst eaterie in the city, and is struggling to keep a sinking ship afloat. His compulsive gambling is getting the better of him and he has to contend with an endless succession of loan sharks and debt collectors. He employs hopelessly incompetent staff and generally manages to keep the entire community around him ticking over. However just as Fatso seems to be getting everything under control, he is faced with a dilemma that could destroy him for good.
Style: cult film
Plot: motorcycle, gambling, debt collector, debt, fast food, charity, loan shark, compulsive gambler, gambling debt, late night
Place: ireland, dublin ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about disorder, debt, gambling, friends, family relations, motorcycle and society mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Halo Effect: The Runway (2010), Life's a Breeze (2013), Strike It Rich (1990), Man About Dog (2004), D'Unbelievables D'Telly (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Runway (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, feel good, based on true events ...
Plot: social relations, communication problem, hopes, village life, getting home, village, foreigner, friendship, airplane, bull, haunted by the past, adoption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, search, family life, lifestyle, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.8
 186
Strike It Rich (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A London accountant on his honeymoon gets swept away by gambling fever.
Plot: yacht, debt, gambling, honeymoon, money
Place: london, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 991
Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, disorder, bookies, gambling, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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D'Unbelievables D'Telly (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Story: Irish Comedy Starring Jon Kenny & Pat Shortt
Plot: sketch, political satire, social satire, countryside, satire, comedy team
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 929
Zingo (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a young man with a tendency to screw things up. After years of unhealthy living he is looking for calm and rest. But first he has to deal with a drug-dealing debt. He teams up with his cousin, who has spent five years writing a film ...
Plot: masturbation, father son relationship, love, debt, pornographer, drugs, motorcycle, summer, actor playing himself, dog actor, film within a film, public restroom
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Tight Skin 2 (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At 56 years of age Mita Pantić (Nikola Simić) is still only a junior clerk in his company. Another typical workday for him is starting at 6 a.m. as frustration awaits at every turn from the moment he gets up. Trying to get ready to go to work, he ...
Style: cult film
Plot: driver, clerk, debt, singer, lodger, train, snoring, turkish, homosexual, boss
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christmas Vacation '95 (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Italians are on holiday in Aspen in Colorado. The first one is Lorenzo whose daughter is crazy about Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210 actor) and wants to meet him at all costs. The second one wants to win back his wife who has left him because of ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: cucumber, holiday, tv star, snow, sex with food, male nudity, striptease, odd couple, gambling, christmas, gay, gambler ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, nothing goes right, cons and scams, comedy of errors, village life, buddies, golden years, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.
Style: road movie
Plot: motorcycle, speed, race, biker, sabotage, cross country, motorcycle racing
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ticket to Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four Russian friends come from Moscow to Las Vegas to get 5 million dollars they've won in lottery. But everything goes wrong, when they discover that someone stole their winning ticket.
Style: light, disturbing, humorous, entertaining, cult film
Plot: money, gambling, friends, adult humor, chase, rivalry, adventure, danger, russian, kill, murder, death ...
Place: las vegas, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Arnold's Wrecking Co. (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A student tries pot for the first time, loves it and decides to distribute it in a big business kind of way. Soon he has the police and the mafia on his tail.
Style: cult film
Plot: marijuana, weed, drugs, pot, u.s. mexico border, cannabis, drug, stoner, teenager, dope, drug humor, smoking pot ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 341
Sensation (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Man-boy farmer Donal discovers that his father has suddenly passed away. Now on his own, Donal attempts to lose his virginity by hiring a prostitute to help him get out of his rut. And so he meets Kim, an aging Kiwi escort. After engaging in a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, escort, brothel, farm, couples, romance, society, misfit, prostitution, call girl, rivalry, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.7
 128
The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: culture clash, friends, family relations, love and romance, buddies, romance, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
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A Tight Spot (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At 56 years of age Mita Pantić (Nikola Simić) is still only a junior clerk in his company. Another typical workday for him is starting at 6 a.m. as frustration awaits at every turn from the moment he gets up. Trying to get ready to go to work, he ...
Style: cult film
Plot: clerk, overpopulation, corruption, brother sister relationship, motorcycle, female lawyer, football, honda, family relations, boss, teacher, lodger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 436
Luck (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shane Bradley, who is fixated on ideas of luck and destiny, tries to win the girl of his dreams. After their relationship falters, Shane begins to think he might be unlucky and turns to gambling as an outlet for his obsession.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, feel good ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 2K
Demobbed (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The student, Rifle, has managed to seduce his professor's wife, Bomber, an average working guy, has bought a factory and Bullet, the casino lover, is hiding from creditors. They all share a common path and conscription. In the army they teach ...
Style: feel good, cynical, humorous, idiotic, captivating ...
Plot: russian army, army, military, russian soldier, cynicism, discipline, idiot, dumb, debt, friendship between men, friendship, gambling debt ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kamikazi, agapi mou (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zonad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, family life, cons and scams, social relations, family relations, dishonesty, disorder, village, alien, con artists, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 398
Big Helium Dog (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sketch comedy which spoofs its own production: A guy trying to cope with the losing his friend is pulled against his will into a lucrative TV deal that later falls through, nonetheless he saves the world from destruction.
Style: cult film
Plot: bikini, cancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 98
High Stakes (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hard boiled tales of tough molls and trigger happy gangsters, screwball chases, and wartime intrigue are spun together in this send-up of the 40's film noir adventure, with a modern twist. Stars David Foley, Roberta Weiss.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat, noir ...
Plot: dishonesty, escapades, disorder, gambling, treasure hunt, woman in danger, graphic violence, journalism, danger, goofy hero, lovers on the run, adventure ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Very Bad Friend (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mika, a little crook, took a quick tour of the prison, where he got to know "Putin", a crazy and unpredictable detainee. As soon as his sentence has been served, he decides to start from scratch and start his life over again. As he ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: money problems, gambling debt, unlikely friendships, happy ending, jail cell, drinking alcohol, release from prison, devious, society, rivalry, silly humor, jail ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, romance, couples, couple relations, isolation, family relations, small town life, village life, battle of the sexes, love, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 167
Stork (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stork is a gangly young man, a virgin with an overactive imagination who thinks he’s a revolutionary. Bored with a design job at General Motors Holden in Melbourne, he drops out and moves into a share house with his mate Westy. He daydreams his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: boredom, virgin, revolutionary, female nudity, shower, farce, wedding, imagination
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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31%
 6.0
 663
Convenience (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Film follows two friends attempting to rob a petrol station, but are so useless that they end up working there all night.
Plot: debt, low self esteem, robbery, father daughter relationship, suicide attempt
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 174
Hello-Goodbye (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A car salesman journeys to France and encounters an apparently lonely woman. He immediately begins to successfully woo her only to learn that she is actually a baron's wife. Fortunately, the baron believes in open marriages and winds up hiring ...
Plot: auto mechanic, love letter, puppeteer, casino, gambling, lovers, game, royalty, female nudity, car
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 240
Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, crimes, buddies, nothing goes right, partners, golden years, dark humor, seance, scam, gangsters, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Happy Ever Afters (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, social differences, fall in love, true love, screwball, disorder, family relations, love and romance, nothing goes right, opposites attract, immigrants, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Surfer Girls (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: A group of surfer girls vacationing in Hawaii encounter the ghost of the legendary Kahuna. Filmed in StereoVision 3-D.
Style: cult film, sex comedy, teen sex comedy
Plot: surfing, breasts
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Vagenda Stories (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leila discovers at her sister Amanda's wedding that the latter is pregnant, she promptly reveals the carefully guarded secret. While the guests are happy, Amanda worries about her career and Leila about her fertility. Panic-stricken, Leila ...
Plot: witch, witches, feminism, hysteria, late night, sexism, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%