Movies like Cecil B. DeMented

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Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
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Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Original name: Cecil B. Demented
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Style: cynical, dark humor, satirical, absurd, humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Plot: perversion, filmmaking, heroin, hostages, lifestyle, actor's life, nothing goes right, showbiz, misfit, rebellion, obsessive quest, delusion, anti conformity, kidnapping, film producer, burned alive, blindfold, crimes, couple relations, artists and showbiz, urban, couples, escapades, drugs/alcohol, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, satirical and absurd films with plots about brutality, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, pornography, runaway and greed mostly in Comedy, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cecil B. DeMented: Pink Flamingos (1972), Serial Mom (1994), The King of Comedy (1982), Polyester (1981), Death to Smoochy (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pink Flamingos (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: sexual, witty, disturbing, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: perversion, obsession, vandalism, strong sexual content, arson, sexual perversion, transvestism, dehumanization, sexual relations, cannibalism, murder, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, dungeon, california
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95%
 6.7
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Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: dark humor, psycho film, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: housewife, serial killer, murder, suburban life, dentist, courtroom, female killer, masturbation, court, perfectionist, crime, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, dysfunctional character, crimes, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, workplace situations, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media satire, tv show, media, disorder, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.0
 6K
Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, abortion, strangulation, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, suburbs, suburban life, halloween, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, baltimore, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, realistic, surreal, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, tv show, vengeance, delusion, nothing goes right, showbiz, disorder, success, television, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Very Bad Things (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, friends, wedding, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, uncover truth, love and romance, investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, wrongfully committed, violence, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: disorder, ghost, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, store, filmmaking, celebrity culture, desire for fame, media satire, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, usa, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Female Trouble (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, electric chair, hitchhiker, hitchhiking, physical appearance, crime, death sentence, human nature, female killer, deadly, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 104K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: dark humor, cynical, absurd, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, parents and children, criminal heroes, fish out of water, hidden identity, starting over, family in danger, notoriety, dishonor among criminals, family relations, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 13K
Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: realistic, biting, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: stripper, art, perversion, working class, fish out of water, photographer, gallery, art gallery, media, family relations, overnight success, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 50K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, clever, psychological, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, filmmaking, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, agent, screenwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 63K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, ambition, comedy of errors, lifestyle, showbiz, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 72K
Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: mafia, debt, producer, drug lord, gambling, money, crime, hollywood, cons and scams, gangsters, violence, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, filmmaking, hollywood, anti conformity, showbiz, actor's life, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, absurd, dark humor ...
Plot: blackmail, paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, cia, disorder, escapades, autobiography, crime, society, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, murder, rape, disorder, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, parody, ambition, hollywood, artists and showbiz, miraculous event ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostages, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, social differences, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, police investigation, gangsters, assassin, faked death, kidnapping, murder for hire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 15K
Something Wild (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: chase, on the road, haunted by the past, opposites attract, reunion, violence, psychopath, police, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, lovers on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 22K
Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, prom, popularity, murder, friendship, prank, accidental killing, fashion, teenager, bullying, jealousy, makeover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, partners in crime, mob boss, dog, gangster, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, actor's life, buddies, couples, disorder, postmodernism, ego clash, rehearsal, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, serial killer, media, partners, disorder, media satire, parents and children, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, misfit ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, couple relations, couples, extramarital affair, nothing goes right, disorder, husband wife relationship, infidelity, woman kills woman, deadly, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movers & Shakers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, religions or cults, hollywood, parody, misfit, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, media, breakup, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: humiliation, vengeance, obnoxious boss, hollywood, workplace situations, ambition, manager, showbiz, bully, disgruntled worker, boss, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 2K
Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: disorder, self discovery, twins, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, lifestyle, small town life, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, disorder, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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