Movies like The Lion

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The Lion (2020)
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The Lion (2020)
Original name: Le Lion
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A psychiatric hospital patient pretends to be crazy. In charge of caring for this patient, a caregiver will begin to doubt the mental state of his "protégé".
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, buddy movie, exciting
Plot: espionage, doctor patient relationship, unlikely friendships, special agents, pursuit, chase, craziness, heroic mission, odd couple, goofy hero, partners against crime, hospital

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and funny films with plots about disorder, chase, farce, espionage, culture clash, adaptation and dialogue mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lion: Supercondriaque (2014), Protect and Serve (2010), Company Man (2000), Agent 38-24-36 (1964), A Very Bad Friend (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Supercondriaque (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Romain Faubert is a 39 year old, single, medical photographer... and a raging hypochondriac. His doctor and only friend Dr. Dimitri Zvenka thinks he knows the cure for Romain: dating! But with the arrival of freedom fighter Anton Miroslav, everyone ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, sincere ...
Plot: hypochondriac, doctor patient relationship, looking for love, social misfits, love and romance, misfit, buddies, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, impersonating, couple relations, nursing back to health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Protect and Serve (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of bumbling French cops team up to take on the underworld.
Style: realistic, feel good, not serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: fish out of water, partners, odd couple, police investigation, misfit, culture clash, crimes, society, fighting crime, disorder, partners against crime, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Company Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, a school teacher pretends to be a CIA spy to get his nagging wife off his back. He helps a Russian ballet dancer defect and is then sent to Cuba to locate "Agent X" for the CIA.
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, politics, hidden identity, revolution, political unrest, government agency, amateur detective, farce, secrets, lone hero, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 301
Agent 38-24-36 (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Eduardo Molinaro Spy-Spoof, Anthony Perkins plays a Russian spy sent out to steal sensitive information from NATO about military mobilization. Without much intelligence of his own, the distrusted agent of Soviet intelligence needs all the ...
Style: exciting, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: party, murder, secret agents, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, special agents, espionage, goofy hero, hidden identity, government agency, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, satirical, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: money problems, silly humor, happy ending, gambling debt, jail cell, russian abroad, drinking, youth, friendship, debt, unlikely friendships, drinking alcohol ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Penny Pincher! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: François Gautier is stingy! Saving puts the joy, it causes pay sweats. His life is set for the sole purpose of never spend anything. A life that will switch in one day: he falls in love and discovers he has a daughter he did not know existed. ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, sweet, humorous
Plot: greed, daughter, family, parents and children, family relations, father daughter reunion, miser, family problems, social relations, dishonesty, male female relationship, lifestyle ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, politics, partners, society, frontier town, comedy duo, european union, colleague colleague relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: belgium, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Changing Sides (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange the lives they lead to escape from their routine, which after ten years of marriage, gives them the feeling of being hamsters in a wheel. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, family relations, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, disorder, unsupportive spouse, nothing goes right, family problems, dull life, parents and children, relationship vs career, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bullit & Ripper (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French filmmaker Eric Lartigau directs the anarchic buddy comedy Bullit and Riper, originally released as Mais qui a tue Pamela Rose? French comedic television stars Kad Merad and Olivier Barroux are both the protagonists and the screenwriters. As a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: parody, investigation, save the day, deadly, reluctant partners, assassination attempt, partners against crime, odd couple, law enforcement, crimes, partners, buddies ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kgb, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, nightclub, politics, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, usa, soviet union, nebraska, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Best Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vadik Volnov (Garik Kharlamov) dies on his own wedding of cannabis overdose and has to prove to God that he is worthy to enter Heaven. During his conversation with God's secretary, Vadik recalls numerous memorable moments of his earthly ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, surrealism, storytelling, dialogue, father son relationship, adventure, heroes, love and romance, family relations, death, alcohol, wedding ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bullit & Riper (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: parody, investigation, murder, friendship, partners against crime, odd couple, partners, law enforcement, disorder, misunderstanding, buddies, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: obsessive quest, crimes, blind ambition, espionage, dishonesty, fish out of water, estate, chase, chases and races, nothing goes right, farce, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
La ch'tite famille (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valentin D is a hot designer architect who claims to be an orphan because he is too ashamed to admit he is the son of working-class scrap metal merchants from the north of France.
Style: light, feel good, entertaining, humorous
Plot: memory loss, brother brother relationship, paparazzi, hit by a car, birthday, exhibition, husband wife relationship, lie, deception, family problems, mother son relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rich, the Pauper and the Butler (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy broker, his butler, and a poor abusive seller, following an economic meltdown, all see their social positions change. When the rich becomes poor, the former abusive seller accommodates the rich and the butler. The three thus learn to live ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: chick flick
Plot: escapades, workplace, human nature, unlikely friendships, manipulation, adaptation, life philosophy, down on your luck, adventure, social differences, hopes, nothing goes right ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, cia, adventure, farce, espionage, love triangle, vengeance, heroes, buddies, betrayal, actor's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Best Friend (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Catherine refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a ...
Style: touching, sincere, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, taxi driver, bet, auction, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, friends, risk, best friends, business, betrayal, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: realistic, feel good, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Birds of a Feather 2 (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a move to make his partner, Renato, jealous, the flamboyant Albin waits in a local cafe - dressed as a woman - hoping to be picked up. But Albin gets more than he bargains for when the fly he catches in his web is actually a spy, who uses him as ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, microfilm, suspense ...
Plot: transvestism, farce, espionage, disorder, friends, gender bending, dishonesty, hidden identity, crimes, goofy hero, transsexual, secret identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, french riviera, saint tropez, europe, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Joy of Singing (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Agents des services secrets, Muriel et Philippe forment un improbable duo amoureux. Dans leur nouvelle mission, ils sont chargés de mettre la main sur une clé usb cachée par Constance, la veuve d'un trafiquant d'uranium fraîchement ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, unlikely couple, terrorism, couples, spy, teacher, widow, jealousy, love, prostitute, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Several roasters, and the master himself Kevin Hart, make fun of Justin Bieber.
Style: funny, humorous, factual, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: comedian, celebrity, moral ambiguity, storytelling, stereotypes, honest, life, celebrity guests, insult, destiny, irreverent, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The New Adventures of Aladdin (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of losers working at department store plan to rob the place after it closes. When a bunch of kids show up begging for a story, the men launch into an improvised version of Aladdin.
Style: exciting, romantic, entertaining, feel good, twists and turns
Plot: fantasy world, escapades, good versus evil, love and romance, friendship, chase, misfit, greed, chases and races, fight, crimes, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "The Tall Blond Man with One Black ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: secret agents, assassination attempt, espionage, shoes, violinist, secret agent, disorder, heroes, chase, save the day, rivalry, parody ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
With Open Arms (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jean-Étienne Fougerole is an intellectual bohemian who released his new novel "In Open Arms" and calling the wealthiest people to welcome home the families in need. While he promotes his book during a televised debate, his opponent ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: eviction, challenge, wedding, teenage love, modern art, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, family relations, unlikely friendships, gypsy, stereotypes ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Volcano (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull causes major disruptions to travelers' plans around the world. For Alain and Valérie, it's a catastrophe. Because to make it to the small Greek village in time for their ...
Style: humorous, road movie, dark humor, cynical, absurd ...
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, on the road, nothing goes right, car chase, divorced parents, wedding, outsmarting, woman fights a man, fight for supremacy, road accident, love hate relationship, male female fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: iceland, europe, france, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 4K
Lolo (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On holiday in the south of France, chic Parisian sophisticate Violette meets life-loving IT geek Jean-René. Against all odds, there’s a real chemistry between them and at the end of the summer, Jean-René wastes no time in joining his beloved in ...
Style: humorous, light, ironic, romantic, funny
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: mama's boy, stepfather stepson relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, single woman, mother son conflict, crumbling relationship, love story, kiss, laptop, breast feeding, paris metro, frame up ...
Place: paris france, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Don't Drink the Water (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hijacking, disorder, espionage, odd couple, confined, secret agents, dishonesty, airplane, iron curtain, prison life, family life, working undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: new jersey, usa, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Babysitting 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Franck and his girlfriend Sonya, plus some of their friends go on holiday in Brazil. Franck, his friends, two girls and Sonya's grandmother leave to visit a cave, but everything goes wrong and their crazy adventures begin.
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, cynical
Audience: date night, teen comedy
Plot: nanny, jungle, chase, hotel, obsessive quest, group of friends, friendship between men, friendship, kiss, cave, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, plan gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, south america, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%