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: family relations, youth, gang, misfit, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, buddies, gays and lesbians, city life, disorder, fish out of water, odd couple, police, hip hop, african american, fisherman, irish, adoption, boy, sheriff ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, society, 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), Black-ish (2014), The Super (1991). 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, racism, culture clash, hip hop, city life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, friendship, adoption, teenage life, physical appearance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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95%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: gang, couples, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, battle of the sexes, crimes, sexual relations, city life, urban ghetto life, protest, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, youth, disorder, fish out of water, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, odd couple, culture clash, college, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, texas, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, african american, family life, family, social differences, disorder, society, fish out of water, social relations, racial issues, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
60%
It's Under My Skin (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: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, adoption, african american, abandoned baby, delicatessen, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic, suspense, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, lifestyle, society, disorder, family relations, culture clash, misfit, orphan, babies and infants, profanity, satire, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, community, money, restaurant, cons and scams, rich and poor, mistaken identity, down on your luck, social differences, farce, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, wedding, society, family problems, couples, injustice, family life, social decay, suburban life, suburbs, couple relations, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gas station, college, dealing with death, odd couple, family business, romance, family relations, brother brother relationship, drug dealing, siblings relations, black cast, garage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, dark humor, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, mentally unstable, buddies, friendship, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, society, disorder, fictional reality, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, venice, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, high school, juvenile delinquency, buddies, partners, youth, society, misfit, dedicated educator, misfit partners, odd couple, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: semi serious, humorous, light, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, juvenile delinquency, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, society, obesity, nothing goes right, gangsters, hip hop, high school, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
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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: dark humor, humorous, witty, clever, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, kids in trouble, injustice, urban ghetto, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, down on your luck, terrorism, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, crimes, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 21
Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, couple relations, buddies, society, life turned upside down, social differences, nightlife, disorder, profanity, fight, friends, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 friends, city life, best friend, singleness, lifestyle, hung over, twentysomething life, friends, nothing goes right, disorder, strong female presence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, friendship, disability, nothing goes right, partners, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life, wish come true, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fatherhood, baby born, pregnancy, eccentric family, parents and children, friendship, family life, lifestyle, buddies, youth, love and romance, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, librarian, party, coming of age, society, lifestyle, romance, opposites attract, misfit, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating, feel good, suspense, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, fish out of water, culture clash, disorder, society, artists and showbiz, stand up comedian, friendship, misfit, theater, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, semi serious, light, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: nothing goes right, petty criminal, friends, life is a bitch, buddies, misfit, holiday, society, disorder, social misfits, white trash, christmas
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 290
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: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: transvestism, on the road, biker, police, gays and lesbians, crimes, lifestyle, disorder, friends, gender, misfit, gang ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: society, artists and showbiz, showbiz, hollywood, celebrity culture, fish out of water, gangsters, misfit, immigrants, crimes, chases and races, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.5
 698
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, social misfits, misfit, friends, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, cons and scams, fish out of water, heist, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
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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, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, contests and competitions, on the run, rise to the top, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, ambition, village, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%