Movies like The Breaks

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The Breaks (1999)
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The Breaks (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Derrick, a racially-confused Irishman raised in the hood by a black family is having the worst day ever. Determined to prove to his fed-up mother and would-be girlfriend that he's not a screw-up, he sets out to do one thing right (get some milk) and even that proves to be a challenge! Hilarious encounters with racist red-neck cops, local gangsters and 'flamboyant' pawn shop owners ensue, and along the way Derek shows that he can actually do things for others and maybe even get his own life together.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, hip hop culture, black man, family relations, gang, youth, racism, misfit, life is a bitch, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, society, juvenile delinquency, city life, disorder, fish out of water, odd couple, buddies, urban ghetto life, police officer, police, hip hop, boy, fisherman, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to The Breaks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about society, disorder, friends, misfit, family relations, friendship and buddies mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Breaks: Fakin' Da Funk (1997), A Miami Tail (2003), Where's the Party Yaar? (2003), The Super (1991), Black-ish (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fakin' Da Funk (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: african american, black man, kung fu, hip hop culture, gangsters, interracial relations, friends, family relations, urban ghetto, youth, babies and infants, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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A Miami Tail (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: "A Miami Tail" is a contemporary version of Lysistrata, a classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes. "A Miami Tail" has Alicia (Trina) leading the women of Liberty City in a protest against gang violence and disrespect of women in ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy ...
Plot: gang, youth, society, couples, battle of the sexes, juvenile delinquency, crimes, city life, sexual relations, urban ghetto life, sexuality, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
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38%
Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, disorder, love and romance, lifestyle, fish out of water, teenage love, odd couple, culture clash, college, party, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, india, asia, usa
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36%
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 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, light, funny, entertaining, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, stupidity, justice, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, african american, racial slur, court, landlord, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Black-ish (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: african american, family relations, black family, parents and children, family, family life, social differences, disorder, society, racial issues, fish out of water, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Homie Spumoni (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: interracial relations, dark humor, family relations, lifestyle, culture clash, friends, society, adoption, african american, male nudity, gangsters, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Adopted (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At first, they arrived with food, bibles and the magic of ...
Style: not serious, suspense, realistic, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, society, lifestyle, family relations, disorder, culture clash, satire, babies and infants, orphan, misfit, fish out of water, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Class Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: funny, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, mistaken identity, urban ghetto life, love, hip hop culture, gang, african american protagonist, gangsters, high school, disorder, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, hidden identity, culture clash, family relations, society, parents and children, crimes, misfit, starting over, gangsters, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Million to Juan (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, community, restaurant, money, farce, disorder, social differences, cons and scams, rich and poor, mistaken identity, down on your luck, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Phat Beach (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.
Style: light, semi serious, humorous, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, beach, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, society, nothing goes right, cheerleading, obesity, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: family relations, wedding, family problems, injustice, couples, society, politics, life is a bitch, couple relations, suburbs, suburban life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Upon returning to Los Angeles to attend his father's funeral, Damon (Alexander) soon learns that in order to claim his share of the family inheritance he must work alongside his brother, Mookie (Kain) — a former drug-dealer who had previously ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: gas station, college, family relations, family business, odd couple, dealing with death, romance, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, drug dealing, black cast, black ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, dark humor, friendship, lifestyle, society, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, buddies, down on your luck, disorder, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, italy, usa, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, justice, dishonesty, disorder, stoners, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, odd couple, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, new orleans, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: best friend, city life, best friends, disorder, hung over, nothing goes right, lifestyle, twentysomething life, friends, singleness, strong female presence, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Masala (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Indian-Canadian heroin addict becomes involved in the lives of his mother's family, watched over by the god Krishna.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, witty, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, urban ghetto, injustice, kids in trouble, dark humor, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, terrorism, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 33
Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: friendship, couple relations, society, buddies, life turned upside down, social differences, disorder, nightlife, fight, friends, rap, car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, buddies, odd couple, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, youth, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, bulldog, twins, switching roles, comedy of errors, fish out of water, mistaken identity, disorder, family relations, misfit, pets, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Baby's Daddy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fatherhood, baby born, pregnancy, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, youth, buddies, love and romance, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, sweet, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: librarian, library, female protagonist, nightclub, party, prejudice, friendship, coming of age, drugs, stage fright, englishman abroad, affection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, robbery, invention, problem, crimes, society, immigrants, on the run, gangsters, misfit, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, germany, usa, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Trevor Noah: African American (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Internationally acclaimed comedian Trevor Noah challenges the status quo through his unique perspective, breaking down cultural flaws on all sides and finding our mutual connections with laughter. Born a mixed-race child in South Africa under ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, society, culture clash, disorder, stand up comedian, friendship, misfit, performer's life, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In this holiday prequel, it’s 1997 and Sunnyvale Trailer Park is getting ready for the holiday season. Julian’s got a great idea to make money this Christmas, Ricky gets confused between God and Santa, and Bubbles tries to get the Boys together ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, holiday, friends, misfit, buddies, petty criminal, life is a bitch, christmas, white trash, disorder, social misfits, society
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 334
Pink Angels (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Six rough and tumble motor cyclists meet at the side of an empty highway to plan their adventurous excursion cycling to Los Angeles. The burly bunch are Michael (John Alderman), David (Tom Basham), Henry (Bob Bihiller), Arnold (Bruce Kimbal), Eddie ...
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: biker, transvestism, motorcycle, police, on the road, lifestyle, crimes, gang, misfit, gender, gays and lesbians, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.5
 771
Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, buddies, workplace situations, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, social misfits, misfit, boss and employee, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: prison, odd couple, criminal heroes, prison life, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, misfit, crimes, heist, cons and scams, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Next Friday (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weed, revenge, marijuana, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, society, lifestyle, cons and scams, siblings relations, disorder, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, cons and scams, contests and competitions, rise to the top, on the run, disorder, ambition, dishonesty, buddies, family relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%