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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Original name: Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: farce, chase, on the run, rabbi, wedding, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, on the road, partners, disorder, prosecution, false identity, racial stereotype, kidnapping, racism, police officer, jewish, airport, synagogue, redhead, couples, chaos, satire, chaos and mayhem, prisoner ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, farce, chase, chases and races, silly humor, nothing goes right and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob: Fantomas (1964), The Sucker (1965), Oscar (1967), The Troops in New York (1965), The Odd Couple II (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fantomas (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fantômas is a man of many disguises. He uses maquillage as a weapon. He can impersonate anyone using an array of masks and can create endless confusion by constantly changing his appearance.
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: motorcycle chase, kidnapping, chase, perfect crime, disorder, mastermind, incompetent police, farce, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france
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The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, odd couple, dishonesty, disorder, chase, adventure, unlikely criminals, partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, italy, naples italy, europe ...
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Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, nazi occupation, soldier, war, rescue, french resistance, british soldier, occupied france, house painter, raf, bomber ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Oscar (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This film originated as a play in Paris. The story focuses on the one-day adventures of Bertrand Barnier played with a genius of French cinema, Louis de Funes. In the same morning he learns that his daughter is pregnant, an employee stole a large ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: comedy of errors, farce, father daughter relationship, family relations, dishonesty, disorder, accountant, power relations, parents and children, boss and employee, cons and scams, blackmail ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Troops in New York (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second installment of Gendarmes series, tells the story of Sergeant Cruchot (Louis De Funes), who, together with his faithful comrades, has been sent to the International Congress of Gendarmerie in N.Y.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, stowaway, comedy of errors, law enforcement, goofy hero, nothing goes right, misfit, track down, family relations, disorder, chase, gendarme ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, france, new york, saint tropez, french riviera ...
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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Croatia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Style: feel good, absurd, semi serious, non-linear, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, retirement home, escapades, comedy of errors, aging, wanted, chase, deadpan, starting over, runaway, sarcasm, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, russia, ussr, scandinavia ...
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30%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, wedding, odd couple, road trip, marriage, farce, silly humor, small town life, small town, social relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Would I Lie to You? 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dans le quartier du Sentier, Eddie Vuibert, Dov et Yvan sont confrontés aux procédés pour le moins expéditifs de leur nouveau client, Eurodiscount, une chaîne européenne d'hypermarchés. Karine, lasse des turpitudes de son volage époux, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, light, feel good
Plot: satire, partners, comedy of errors, workplace situations, friends, working class, materialism, buddies, dishonesty, couples, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Escape (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: on the run, escape, odd couple, crimes, nothing goes right, society, rebellion, confined, legal, dishonesty, politics, fugitives ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Exchange Student (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Monsieur Bosquier, the owner of a private school, is far from pleased when his eldest son, Philippe, fails his end of year exams. He decides to send his wayward offspring to England to improve his English. In exchange, Philippe’s host, a wealthy ...
Plot: holiday, exchange student, boss, culture shock, male objectification, summer vacation, director, sailboat, sailor, private school, domineering father, sailing ...
Time: 60s
Place: scotland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, adventure, on the road, rivalry, farce, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: France, Spain, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Don Sallust (Louis de Funès) is minister of the King of Spain. It is a being disingenuous, hypocritical and greedy that collects the taxes himself, he turns in part to his advantage. He is hated by the people he oppresse.Accusé by Queen, a ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, parody ...
Plot: queen, conspiracy, fall in love, farce, vengeance, social differences, royal family, master and servant, state affairs, society, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fantomas Unleashed (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the second episode of the trilogy Fantômas kidnaps distinguished scientist professor Marchand with the aim to develop a super weapon that will enable him to menace the world. Fantômas is also planning to abduct a second scientist, professor ...
Style: parody, not serious, exciting, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, perfect crime, chase, disorder, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, working undercover, super weapon, mastermind, world domination ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, italy, france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Brain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: train, cat burglar, heist, mastermind, disorder, mate swapping, cons and scams, partners, adventure, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, belgium, london, new york, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: train, heist, airport, chase, culture clash, couples, disorder, promotion, nothing goes right, society, partners, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, racism, wedding, family relations, racist, marriage, parents and children, couples, verbal byplay, family in crisis, couple relations, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. At the same time a ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, love triangle, judge, jewelry, love and romance, screwball, opposites attract, disorder, couples, fall in love, verbal byplay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa, plymouth, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Discord (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: farce, factory, relationship vs career, couple relations, eccentric family, technology gone awry, silly humor, ambition, environmental health, disorder, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, parody ...
Plot: on the run, goofy hero, adventure, disorder, escapades, assassination attempt, love and romance, crimes, dull life, on the road, husband wife relationship, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: nepal, hong kong, himalaya, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Umbrella Coup (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grégoire Lecomte, the unlucky actor anxious to find a "real job", goes to take a screen test for a role of a killer, but gets to mafiosi by mistake. He takes their don for a producer, and they mistake him for a hitman with whom they had ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, down on your luck, comedy of errors, hotel, disorder, office, job seeking, switching roles ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, cannes, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hello, Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Israel, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: French film icons Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant star in this romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life, a beautiful home, a posh country club and a midlife crisis. Following a dream vacation to Israel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, culture clash, fish out of water, society, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, religions or cults, romance, disorder, husband wife relationship, immigrants, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, france, paris france, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An international intrigue with terrorists threatening to blow up the presidents of the most powerful countries.
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: assassination attempt, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, farce, fall in love, silly humor, disorder, power relations, chase, terrorism, goofy hero, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, adultery, adulterer, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, seduction, easter, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Jackpot! (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a secret agent. All goes well until circumstances put his secret in danger.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, heroes, special agents, government agency, hidden identity, rivalry, disorder, espionage, secret agents, master and servant, adventure, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, sword fight, escape, fall in love, political intrigue, mistaken identity, against the odds, dishonesty, hidden identity, rivalry, romance, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, family relations, rise to the top, parents and children, wooing, romance, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, mistaken identity, store ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
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Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, bookies, on the run, naivete, wealth, communism, cia, debt, cold war, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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Locked Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once upon a time, somewhere... a homeless guy finds a policeman's uniform...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: police, suicide, mistaken identity, hidden identity, farce, misfit, social misfits, disorder, family problems, social relations, child in peril, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
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Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, chase, kgb, undercover, adventure, escapades, working undercover, mistaken identity, government agency, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Vive la France (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Muzafar and Feruz are two easy going shepherds from Taboulistan, a tiny country in Asia that is unknown to the rest of the world. To alert the world to his country’s existence, the son of Taboulistan’s president decides to instigate a program of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, nude beach, culture clash, fish out of water, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, disorder, society, half brother half brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%