Movies like Computer Chess

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Computer Chess (2013)
 6.3
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Computer Chess (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.
Style: humorous, melancholic, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric, talky, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: chess, man versus machine, hotel, nerd, ambition, obsession, a.i., computer genius, contests and competitions, rivalry, computer system, artificial intelligence, computer, computers and web, communication problem, nobody believes, indoor, existentialism, technology, cat, money, programmer, female nudity, lsd, african american ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, australia

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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 mentor, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Computer Chess: Used Cars (1980), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Best in Show (2000), The Flying Scissors (2009), An Everlasting Piece (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
Plot: rivalry, used car salesman, family relations, contests and competitions, workplace, cons and scams, siblings relations, blind ambition, betrayal, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, lookalikes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: arizona, california
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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, friendship between men, rivalry, male friendship, sport, social relations, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1980, 70s
Place: usa, texas, california
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Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, parody, absurd, funny ...
Plot: dog, poodle, pet shop, obsession, dog movie, ambition, psychiatrist, rivals, training, lovers, terrier, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor, contests and competitions, rock paper scissors, museum, steroids, feminist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, society, rivalry, politics, religions or cults, ira, baldness, wig, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, ambition, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, card playing, drugs/alcohol, cards, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, hopes, love and romance, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, chaos, religions or cults, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.5
 973
White T (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rapping twins Herbert (Jerod Mixon) and Henry (Jamal Mixon) get a shot at stardom when they purchase a prize-winning T-shirt that lands them a chance to perform alongside a hip-hop legend, but they find their dreams going up in flames when their ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: rivalry, ambition, hip hop, society, twins, contests and competitions, social misfits, adventurer, comedy duo, urban setting, performance, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, infidelity, couple relations, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, love triangle, urban, couples, comeback ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Big Tease (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Thinking he's competing in Los Angeles' hot Platinum Scissors contest, Scottish hairstylist Crawford (Craig Ferguson) leaves Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event. When he learns he's a mere audience member, Crawford must find ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, down on your luck, heroic mission, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, silly humor, competition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, scotland, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Heartbreak High (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each school try to do whatever it takes to throw the opposing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, athlete and trainer, high school life, contests and competitions, youth, buddies, ambition, power relations, sport team, friends, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, gets a new job at a research facility, makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 PC. The only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths, together they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: friends, workplace, rise to the top, against the odds, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, computers and web, dark humor, rivalry, misfit, computer, hologram ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Insignificance (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four 1950s cultural icons (Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Senator Joseph MacCarthy) who conceivably could have met but probably didn't, fictionally do so in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, humorous, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, hotel room, mathematics, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz, switching roles, anti war, celebrity culture, satire, guilt, miscarriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 80s
Place: new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Plot: teenage love, dancer's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, love and romance, rivalry, hopes, youth, romance, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
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The Big Year (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, scenic, light ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, bird, birds, ambition, rivalry, midlife crisis, competition, marital problem, newlyweds, eccentricity, honeymoon ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, disorder, life is a bitch, buddies, ambition, friendship, crumbling relationship, breaking point, dark humor, dysfunctional character, instructor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
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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, witty, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, misfit, pornography, suburbs, abortion, satire, family relations, strangulation, foot fetish, eccentric family, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, adulthood, loser, lifestyle, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, wedding, comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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She-Devil (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, breakup, divorce, revenge, dark humor, family problems, dishonesty, rivalry, family conflict, battle of the sexes, suburbs, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hitting the Nuts (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitting the Nuts is the 'true' story of the 2009 Scott County, Indiana Poker Championship as told by those who were there. This mockumentary follows the town preacher, busty waitress, lovable redneck dad, portly returning champion and a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, sport team, gambling, parents and children, society, contests and competitions, clergy, religions or cults, underdog, racism, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, professor, young lovers, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.5
 135K
Silicon Valley (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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Story: In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley ...
Style: clever, cynical, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, geek, businessman, computer genius, ambition, computer, workplace situations, ambitious, computer system, friends, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.7
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, psychiatrist, fall in love, fictional biography, therapy, electroshock therapy, chameleon ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: paris france, vatican, bronx new york city, new york, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The members of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity travel to Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference. They'll have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas, if they want to maintain their self-respect -- and, of course, if ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: frame up, athlete, defector, nerd, college, vacation, goofy hero, youth, prank, underdog, social misfits, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.0
 17K
Dandelion (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, cooking, nudity (full frontal - brief), truck driver, widow, food, satire, couple relations, couples, cooking and food, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming-of-age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, adolescence, coming of age, marijuana, stoners, high school, friendship, graduation, teacher, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ...
Plot: rivalry, promotion, supermarket, workplace, ambition, boss and employee, corporate world, husband wife relationship, dance, dancing, sarcasm, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
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: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, love and romance, contests and competitions, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%