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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: 100 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, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, chase, on the run, false identity, rabbi, wedding, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, on the road, partners, disorder, prosecution, racial stereotype, kidnapping, racism, jewish, police officer, airport, chewing gum, red hair, synagogue, redhead, satire, couples, chaos and mayhem ...
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, nothing goes right, chases and races, adventure and escapades mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob: The Sucker (1965), Delusions of Grandeur (1971), The Escape (1978), The Troops in New York (1965), The Out of Towners (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, anti hero, dishonesty, odd couple, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, adventure, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, 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, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, nazi occupation, soldier, war, rescue, danger, british soldier, raf, french resistance, occupied france, house painter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Russia, UK, France, Spain, Germany
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, semi serious, absurd, non-linear, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, retirement home, escapades, comedy of errors, runaway, aging, wanted, chase, deadpan, starting over, sarcasm, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, spain, ussr, scandinavia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, parody ...
Plot: conspiracy, queen, power relations, satire, disorder, state affairs, royal family, vengeance, social differences, fall in love, farce, master and servant ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: on the run, escape, rebellion, hostages, legal, confined, nothing goes right, society, chases and races, dishonesty, fugitives, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, comedy of errors, law enforcement, goofy hero, nothing goes right, track down, stowaway, misfit, disorder, family relations, chase, gendarme ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, new york, saint tropez, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, misfit, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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61%
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, realistic, semi serious, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, wedding, odd couple, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, barge, whiskey, yacht, motorboat, dog, chase, following someone, wedding ceremony, sailing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: paris france, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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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, cons and scams, adventure, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, partners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, belgium, london, new york, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, parody
Plot: assassination attempt, silly humor, terrorism, dangerous attraction, farce, fall in love, power relations, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, femme fatale, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hitman, danger, deadly, comedy of errors, down on your luck, office, hotel, disorder, job seeking, crime, gangsters, dishonesty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fantomas Unleashed (1965)
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Style: not serious, parody, exciting, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, perfect crime, disorder, danger, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, crime, working undercover, super weapon, world domination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adventure, 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, realistic, parody, psychotronic
Plot: motorcycle chase, chase, kidnapping, mask, farce, uninhibited rivalry, danger, law enforcement, disorder, mastermind, incompetent police, perfect crime ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, mad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, fish out of water, life turned upside down, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
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The Discord (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: farce, factory, technology gone awry, relationship vs career, couple relations, eccentric family, ambition, inventions and discoveries, family problems, quibbling, disorder, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, modern day adaptation ...
Plot: on the run, danger, adventure, goofy hero, disorder, dull life, on the road, assassination attempt, love and romance, crimes, escapades, husband wife relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
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Serial (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: funny, humorous, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
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46%
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: feel good, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, wooing, parents and children, rise to the top, family relations, romance, store, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
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43%
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 ...
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40%
 6.2
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
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Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
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39%
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, nothing goes right, family problems, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, danger, father son relationship, family vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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38%