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Doin' Time (1985)
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Doin' Time (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: prison, boxing, wrongful imprisonment, reformatory, ethnic stereotype, penitentiary, confined, prison life, frame up, farce, society, dishonesty, false accusation, criminal heroes, escape, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), parody, boxer, male female relationship, seduction, salesman, prisoner, weightlifting, convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about dishonesty, disorder, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, prison and profanity mostly in Comedy, Crime and Family genres. Some movies like Doin' Time: Taking Care of Business (1990), Back by Midnight (2004), Pros & Cons (1999), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Welcome to the Roses (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic
Plot: prison, disorder, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover, partners, crimes, confined, farce, escape, undercover ...
Time: 70s
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95%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
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71%
Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Small and short Frida lives with her long, tall friend in a house in the countryside. Frida rejects the idea that people who has commited crimes should be locked up. One day their own house is burgled by Harald. He is sentenced to prison. Acting in ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: prison, farce, prison life, society, confined, escape, satire, prisoner, spring, warden
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: prison, gang, embezzlement, drugs/alcohol, injustice, disorder, profanity, escape, hostage, prison life, frame up, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Welcome to the Roses (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two ex-convicts, MG and Gilbert find refuge in a charming middle-class house whose couple is about to celebrate its 20-year old marriage. Our duo has no other solution than to take this entire brood in hostage. But, contrary to all expectations, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: hostage, murder, hostages, fugitives, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, prison life, family gatherings, prison, husband wife relationship, wedding anniversary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 501
Love at Stake (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Salem, 1692. The mayor and judge are accusing land owner of witchery in order to grab their land. No one knows that are handsome stranger is a real witch and has evil plans for the town.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: parody, courtroom drama, curses spells and rituals, cons and scams, false accusation, disorder, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), siblings relations, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 17th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Cracksman (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a ...
Style: humorous, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, gang, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, righting the wronged, dishonesty, criminal heroes, tough heroes, prison, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 60s
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51%
The Orange Thief (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Living on the outer boundaries of society, the eponymous orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance, sale, and the sheer excitement of courting danger. After the thief ends up in a Sicilian jail, his life takes an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: criminal heroes, life turned upside down, social misfits, crimes, society, against the rules, jail, prisoner, deal, life sentence, thief, cell mate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, prison, escape, false accusation, on the road, wrongful imprisonment, crime, crimes, odd couple, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, arizona
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47%
Hollywood High Part II (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's another year at Hollywood High and the students are upholding the standards of their school. It's the end of the semester and finals are near, but that doesn't stop the girls of Hollywood High from having fun. From the pool to ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: beach, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, infidelity, teenage life, school, friendship, profanity, dishonesty, love and romance, youth, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, unlikely criminals, crimes, assassination, breakup, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, parody, interracial relations, comedy of errors, dishonesty, misfit, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), playwright, sex, power relations, couples, disorder, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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43%
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Skidoo (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, prison, friendship, escape, hitman, gangsters, friends, fighting the system, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Big Stan (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rob Schneider writes and stars in this comedy about a nerdy con man whose swindling ways land him a stiff prison sentence. Terrified at the prospect of being raped in prison he enlists the aid of a mysterious kung-fu expert to teach him how to fight.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: prison life, prison, gang, martial arts, guru, confined, dishonesty, master warrior, warden, corruption, parody, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 623
Beer (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
Style: humorous, cynical, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: bar, satire, buddies, workplace, profanity, farce, shrewd, heroes, media, drugs/alcohol, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made ...
Style: dark humor, rough, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: death row, tv show, satire, striptease, fictional game show, media satire, prison, crime, ratings, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, basic training, boss and employee, power relations, battle of the sexes, workplace, dishonesty, gender, u.s. military, female protagonist, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, academy, competition, chase, farce, crimes, disorder, contests and competitions, goofy hero, rivalry, partners against crime, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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38%
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Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, womanizer, couples, mistress, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Happy Easter (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chronic serial womanizer Stephane Margelle (Jean-Paul Belmondo) drops his wife Sophie (Marie Laforet) off at the airport so she can go away for Easter weekend. He immediately picks up beautiful young Julie (Sophie Marceau), who has just had a fight ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, couples, infidelity, adulterer, adultery, female nudity, deception, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Nobody's Perfect (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve is a college freshman who plays tennis for the school. But he falls desperately in love with Shelly, also a tennis player. It's all downhill from there. Steve can't eat, he can't sleep, his grades drop, and he gets kicked off ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: college, tennis, love and romance, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fall in love, teenage life, mistaken identity, friendship, gender bending, switching roles, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ninja Academy (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Police Academy" styled film offers its laughs at the expense of students of the obvious school for ninjas.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: secret agents, parody, martial arts, farce, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), master warrior, heroes, escapades, goofy hero, undercover, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, mental institution, doctors and patients, hospital, african american, doctor, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, betrayal, society, unfulfillment, infidelity, couples, social decay, family problems, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Too Much Sun (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A multimillionaire, whose son is gay and daughter a lesbian, leaves a will with one clause: His children will inherit his money only if at least one of them produces him a grandchild within a year of his death.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, son, will, gender, deadly, society, family gatherings, siblings relations, cons and scams, pregnancy, adoption, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 805
Stars and Bars (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henderson Dores (Daniel Day Lewis), a New York based art dealer from England, travels to Georgia to persuade patriarch, Harry Dean Stanton, to sell a Monet previously thought lost.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, track down, fish out of water, down on your luck, satire, profanity, family relations, disorder, society ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: georgia, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: prostitute, casino, nudity (full frontal - brief), gambling, family life, friendship, heist, on the road, graphic violence, silly humor, farce, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%