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The Associate (1996)
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The Associate (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While trying to find clients Laurel pretends that she has a male partner named Robert Cutty. And when she starts to do well all of her clients wants to meet Cutty which is difficult since he doesn't exist.
Style: feel good, witty, light, entertaining, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, feminist film, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: wall street, gender disguise, workplace, sexism, farce, comedy of errors, racism, hidden identity, strong female lead, fake identity, satire, women's rights, female protagonist, cons and scams, gender bending, mistaken identity, gender, disorder, switching roles, dishonesty, workplace situations, career, broker, partner, disguise ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and clever films with plots about mentor, dialogue, farce, catastrophe, adaptation, runaway and pornography mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The Associate: The Secret of My Succe$s (1987), The Closet (2001), Opportunity Knocks (1990), Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Nine to Five (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, fish out of water, workplace, ambition, rise to the top, comedy of errors, workplace situations, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
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The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, friendship, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, gay slur, comedy of errors, discrimination, workplace situations, parents and children, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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77%
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, impostor, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, single parent, family relations, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, cons and scams, comedy of errors, switching roles, professor, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
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70%
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Nine to Five (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: workplace, chase, farce, satire, battle of the sexes, fighting the system, sexism, feminism, rebellion, womanizer, obnoxious boss, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, texas
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69%
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Merci Dr Rey! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young phone-sex addict goes to a therapist who herself has died and a psychotic patient is in her place.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, murder, farce, comedy of errors, parents and children, hidden identity, voyeurism, police investigation, family relations, gay son, unlikely criminals, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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66%
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Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, theater, theatre play, nothing goes right, disorder, love and romance, workplace situations, showbiz, farce, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, iowa, london
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65%
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The First Wives Club (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: divorce, battle of the sexes, revenge, best friends, rivalry, yuppie, reunited friends, female protagonist, teamwork, lesbian bar, divorced woman, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, gay interest, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, disorder, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas, where his oil wells are drying up, and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who tries to ignore the lavish attention he spends on her but ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, wall street, farce, satire, disorder, ambition, love and romance, special agents, workplace, dishonesty, government agency, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zoo, animals, farce, greed, obnoxious boss, business, workplace intrigue, businessman, marketing, sarcasm, moral ambiguity, vicious ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: salesman, hotshot hero, blind ambition, farce, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, boss and employee, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little action with a woman he never met, whom he was set up with. And one of them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, hotel, hitman, on the run, save the day, switching roles, odd couple, hidden identity, nothing goes right, partners, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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3 Strikes (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change his life for the better. When a friend picks him up, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: starting over, going straight, comedy of errors, hip hop, on the run, nothing goes right, partners, law enforcement, cons and scams, heist, righting the wronged, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 11K
The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writers, family, manipulation, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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57%
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Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racism, switching roles, interracial relations, college life, satire, culture clash, misfit, society, love and romance, youth, dishonesty, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
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57%
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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, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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56%
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Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, nothing goes right, hidden identity, wooing, farce, screwball, adaptation, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
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56%
 6.6
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In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexism, workplace, shyness, siblings relations, workplace situations, hopes, love and romance, self esteem, family relations, concierge, eccentricity, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa, ireland, los angeles, new jersey, california ...
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55%
 5.4
 16K
Sorority Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends who head the Social Committee in a frat house, called KOK (Kappa Omicron Kappa), are charged with stealing money their fraternity has been saving for a cocktail cruise at the end of the semester, the one that guarantees them a spot at ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sex comedy, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, student life, college, hidden identity, gender bending, sorority, farce, fish out of water, comedy of errors, dishonesty, buddies, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, screwball, workplace situations, cons and scams, innocence lost, workplace, forgery, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, oral sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dear God (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: misfit, con artists, money, letter, god, office, bookies, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
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Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: usa president, presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, head of state, republican, fish out of water, satire, white house, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, goofy hero, teenage life, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, estate, vengeance, twin brother, custody, rich and poor, siblings relations, adoption, down on your luck, cons and scams, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 71K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, love and romance, comedy of errors, friendship, looking for love, breakup, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 17K
Beauty Shop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: beauty salon, small business, hairdresser, single parent, workplace situations, ambition, culture clash, boss, women, interracial relations, adaptation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, atlanta, new jersey
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53%