Movies like Big Business

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Big Business (1988)
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Big Business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, neo screwball comedy, funny, feel good, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, small town, fish out of water, mistaken identity, culture clash, farce, family relations, misfit, fighting the system, partners, parents and children, family life, society, urban, small town life, working class, city life, disorder, comedy of errors, odd couple, goofy hero, switched at birth, luxury hotel, teacher, wealth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, west virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, disorder, farce, storytelling, mentor, runaway and adaptation mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Big Business: Nine to Five (1980), The First Wives Club (1996), Outrageous Fortune (1987), The Pooch and the Pauper (2000), For Richer or Poorer (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspense, not serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: workplace, farce, satire, fighting the system, battle of the sexes, sexism, feminism, rivalry, friends, sleazy, couples, poisoning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, texas
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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, divorced woman, vengeance, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, year 1969, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, kgb, cia, adventure, farce, espionage, love triangle, vengeance, undercover, heroes, buddies, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pooch and the Pauper (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The bulldog Liberty (who's thoughts we're able to hear) is the "First Dog of the USA", i.e. the president's dog. As such he has a lot of representative duties, but also many privileges which made him snobby and condescending ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: twins, dog, switching roles, bulldog, fish out of water, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, pets, odd couple, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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For Richer or Poorer (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: amish, fish out of water, embezzlement, frame up, fugitives, misfit, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, hidden identity, disorder, accountant ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Twins (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, road movie, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: twins, fish out of water, reunion, on the road, partners, family relations, brother brother relationship, road trip, perfection, twins separated at birth, orphanage, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, twentieth century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, houston texas, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
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65%
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Pesci stars as Louie Kritski, a heartless landlord who has been so negligent in keeping up his ghetto apartment that he is threatened with jail time. The judge gives him another option, which he accepts -- he must live in his rat-infested hell ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, african american, racial slur, culture clash, justice, stupidity, switching roles, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, yuppie, couples, nothing goes right, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, farce, adventure, disorder, family relations, friends, revolution, partners, anti heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, misfit, getting home, animal life, self discovery, family life, dog, adventure, stupidity, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 interest, gay, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, situational comedy ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, on the road, cons and scams, comedy of errors, fish out of water, society, misfit, nothing goes right, friends, disorder, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: idaho, new jersey, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, partners, misfit, stoners, friends, disorder, urban, city life, drug abuse, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, urban, infidelity, mistaken identity, love triangle, comedy of errors, couple relations, comeback, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
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The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, spoiled brat, friendship, farce, youth, family problems, social differences, rich and poor, family, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, self discovery, survival, switching roles, social differences, downfall, society, goofy hero, fish out of water, wager, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family relations, nothing goes right, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, satire, dog, self discovery, rescue, yuppie, uninvited guest, family relations, eating disorder, wealth, swimming pool, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, estate, twin brother, vengeance, twins, society, hotshot lawyer, hidden identity, rise to the top, legal action, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.0
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Houseguest (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, airport, mistaken identity, friendship, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, suburban life, introspection, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
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Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, respect, mischievous children, parents and children, when the parents are away, siblings relations, child care, profanity, family relations, golf, uncle nephew relationship, backfire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 14K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, nightshift, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, buddies, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the witness relocation program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, hidden identity, society, starting over, gangsters, teenage life, crimes, family relations, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, new jersey, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
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Kabluey (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: single parent, family life, family relations, disorder, eccentric family, fish out of water, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, torment, job, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%