Movies like Up There

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Up There (2011)
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Up There (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and together they lose a new arrival. The mismatched pair give chase and end up in a remote seaside town populated by cocky teenagers, sinister old women and the enigmatic Liz, who has 'suicide written all over her'. Can they stop bickering long enough to find the lost soul? Will Rash be reunited with his brother Chunky? And can Martin get back in time to finally get 'Up There'? UP THERE is a killer comedy about life, death and irritating friends.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: afterlife, friendship, supernatural, partners, buddies, disorder, workplace, misfit partners, workplace situations, bittersweet, dead man, narration from the grave, friends, profanity, quibbling, hospital, support group, office, city, costume, british, widow, bureaucracy, interracial friendship, partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: glasgow scotland

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Most similar movies to Up There

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about friendship, friends, disorder, buddies, workplace, workplace situations and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Up There: Either Way (2011), The Big Ask (2013), Skeletons (2010), Bunny and the Bull (2009), The Green Butchers (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Icelandic drama about two remote road-workers.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, friends, workplace situations, buddies, adventure, couples, bittersweet, painting
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iceland
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95%
 4.8
 573
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, buddies, couples, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, couple relations, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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88%
 6.8
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Skeletons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In writer-director Nick Whitfield's black indie comedy, a pair of "exorcists" (Ed Gaughan and Andrew Buckley) with the power to rid people of their secrets agree to help a woman (Paprika Steen) whose daughter (Tuppence Middleton) is ...
Style: humorous, surreal, contemplative, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: missing person, supernatural, odd couple, ghost, partners, society, friendship, secret, countryside, death, family relations, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film is set around three protagonists. Two run a gas station on the outskirts of town, on a road that gets next to no traffic anymore, and so they get next to no customers. They live and work out of a decrepit van on site, its windows covered in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friends, partners, friendship, workplace, realism, iranian, love, one eyed man, workplace situations, gas station, postman, necklace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
Style: touching, humorous, surreal, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: odd couple, friendship, isolation, friends, partners, agoraphobia, buddies, escapades, haunted by the past, on the road, wilderness, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Green Butchers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: cannibalism, butcher, friendship, buddies, losing-it hero, workplace, crimes, business venture, family relations, workplace situations, coma, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chiba appears seven days before a person dies an unexpected death. His job is to observe the person for seven days then decide either to ‘execute’ or ‘pass over’. Today, again, in the rain, he waits. His subject, her death due in seven days, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, workplace situations, betrayal, angel, changing the past or future, destiny, future dystopia, hopes, out of the way, gangsters, grim reaper, inventions and discoveries ...
Place: japan
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61%
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Walter (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A ticket-taker at the local cinema believes he is the son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes in to contact with.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: workplace situations, supernatural, love and romance, destiny, imaginary, workplace, hopes, workplace romance, god, cause and meaning, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, buddies, reunion, self discovery, escapades, disorder, farce, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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61%
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 6K
Nothing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two good friends who live together, Andrew (Andrew Miller), an agoraphobic travel agent who works from his home, and Dave (David Hewlett), a loser who works in an office where he is treated with contempt. Just when it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, supernatural, nothing goes right, fish out of water, wish come true, partners, mischievous children, misfit, imaginary, youth, buddies ...
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59%
 6.1
 3K
Tenure (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite his outstanding intellect, associate professor Charlie Thurber is a chronic underachiever and has never received university tenure. Aided by his nutty best friend, Charlie launches a final effort to make the grade at Gray College. But a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: college, workplace intrigue, teachers and students, battle of the sexes, workplace, disorder, buddies, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, campus, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, yale university, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, crimes, confined, social misfits, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, hopes, misfit, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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58%
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 3K
Break Up Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: BREAK UP MAN is an odd couple road movie and tells the story of Henri, who works for a break up agency in Berlin and on behalf of those who want to separate themselves from their future “ex”-partners. To complete his most important mission he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: breakup, odd couple, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, disorder, love, friends, money, break-up
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 479
Our Women (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max, Paul and Simon have been friends for 35 years. They take great pleasure in their one vacation a year together without their partners and meet-up regularly to spend evenings drinking or playing cards. Each has a successful career and they all ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, life turned upside down, disorder, murder, police, cover up, escapades, buddies, apartment, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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55%
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The Storage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Antero Rousku is a storeman in a paint store. His job requires raw muscle power, mixing paints and carrying house repair materials around to earn his daily bread. But the basic salary is not enough for Rousku. He also sells a lot of stuff on the ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, workplace, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, blackmail, couples, workplace romance, sexual relations, workplace situations, friendship, society, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, supernatural, boss and employee, family life, workplace, deadly, dealing with death, family problems, family reunited, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All Stars 2: Old Stars (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In All Stars 2 Old Stars, the unexpected wedding of one of the boys means they treat themselves to an ‘old-fashioned training camp’ in the form of a long weekend in Barcelona. The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is meant to be the high ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: silly humor, friendship, midlife crisis, introspection, buddies, friends, soccer match, road trip, disorder, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, germany, france, spain, holland ...
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52%
 5.0
 1K
Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, unemployment, partners, friends, buddies, desire for fame, obsessive quest, society, profanity, experimenting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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I Really Hate My Job (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, waitress, friendship, midlife crisis, workplace romance, introspection, love and romance, aging, workplace situations, couple relations, thirtysomething life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Living Will... (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will's best friend and roommate Belcher, (Ryan Dunn) a party bum slacker, returns from the dead as a cocky, mischievous, and perverted ghost. He soon discovers his cousin, Krista, has shacked up and moved in with his best friend, Will. Belcher ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, buddies, silly humor, supernatural, friends, imaginary, afterlife, couples, rivalry, friendship, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, dealer, family relations, lifestyle, drug dealing, nothing goes right, student life, eccentric family, disorder, partners, prodigy, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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46%
 6.0
 1K
Radiostars (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ben, who dreamed of himself as a comic in New York, is back in Paris, his professional and emotional life in complete disarray. He encounters Alex, the star host of the Breakfast Club, a popular morning radio show. With Cyril, a forty-something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: introspection, radio dj, workplace situations, workplace, radio show, buddies, unsuccessful, escapades, on the road, ratings, cross country, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hank and Mike (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two blue-collar Easter Bunnies get fired and try their hand at an assortment of odd jobs, failing at each. Fighting depression, debt and eventually each other, their lives start to unravel until they realize that without their job they are nothing.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: easter, easter bunny, friendship, fish out of water, workplace, unemployment, boss and employee, buddies, partners, misfit, disorder, working class ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Welcome to the North (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, workplace situations, couple relations, culture clash, workplace, disorder, couples, social satire, fish out of water, postman, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, summer, pool party, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, teenagers, beach, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 21
Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, couple relations, buddies, society, life turned upside down, social differences, nightlife, disorder, profanity, fight, friends, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends through twists and turns as the characters face sudden and unforeseen changes to their idealistic and trouble-free young lives. With hilarious and sometimes tragic ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, looking for love, life turned upside down, fall in love, disorder, interracial relations, love and romance, romance, society, buddies, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 2K
The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, infidelity, dishonesty, friendship, siblings relations, best friends, indoor, platonic, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: partners, odd couple, job seeking, working class, fish out of water, introspection, self discovery, reluctant partners, blind ambition, ambition, contests and competitions, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%