Movies like Clockwise

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Clockwise (1986)
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Clockwise (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic, not serious, parody, road movie, absurd, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, chaos, school, race against time, obsession, teachers and students, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, power relations, boss, farce, chase, travel, teacher, police, student, motorcycle, female nudity, kidnapping, mother, hospital, teenage girl, taxi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and unusual plot structure films with plots about dialogue, culture clash, farce, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Comedy, Musical and Crime genres. Some movies like Clockwise: Fierce Creatures (1997), The Meaning of Life (1983), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), A Private Function (1984), Life of Brian (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons.
Style: parody, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: monty python, satire, farce, chef, obstacle course, blackmail, stupidity, lumberjack, cult, military, society, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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95%
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zoo, animals, farce, greed, business, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, businessman, marketing, sarcasm, moral ambiguity, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, monty python, cult, graphic violence, sexuality, heaven and hell, chaos, afterlife, grim reaper, fish, christmas ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s, 1910s, 1870s
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, academy, competition, police academy, chase, farce, crimes, disorder, power relations, friends, chaos, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, chaos, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), island, chaos and mayhem, society, politics, state affairs, head of state, terrorism, world war two ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, britain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, village, countryside, small town, working class, pig, couples, social differences, village life, ambition, society, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, 1930s, 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: parody, humorous, clever, witty, biting ...
Plot: roman empire, satire, monty python, religion, execution, dungeon, christmas, farce, mistaken identity, weirdo, crucifix, cult ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: silly humor, media, hidden identity, clergy, nothing goes right, dishonesty, screwball, disorder, dark humor, mental illness, doctors and patients, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Run for Your Wife (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sex comedy
Plot: couples, love and romance, disorder, love triangle, nothing goes right, dishonesty, comedy of errors, infidelity, life turned upside down, taxi driver, farce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, zoophilia, lawyer, robbery, betrayal, screwball, court, thief, courtroom, infidelity, heart attack, animal abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, britain, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, parody, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors, interracial relations, disorder, scam ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, love and romance, workplace situations, showbiz, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, iowa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, dishonesty, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Carry on Again Doctor (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sex comedy, parody
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, farce, disorder, power relations, workplace, goofy hero, nothing goes right, silly humor, weight loss, injection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dinner Game (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will steal the show.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: french, farce, misfit, snobbism, mistress, ambition, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, contests and competitions, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, talky, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, switching roles, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, cons and scams, misfit, goofy hero, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, couples, disorder, promotion, nothing goes right, society, partners, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, police station, police academy, commander, crimes, farce, police investigation, disorder, power relations, chaos, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Moving Violations (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nasa, chase, police, power relations, disorder, car chase, fish out of water, school, cons and scams, police corruption, teachers and students, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Carpool (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, mischievous children, robbery, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, on the road, parents and children, family, disorder, hostage, heist, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An enchanting comedy set in post-World War Two Britain. It studies a teenage boy's relationships and period of sexual awakening. A cricket-obsessed adolescent, Alan Duckworth lusts after his classmate Ann. When the pair score the lead roles in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: coming of age, school, cricket the game, first love, corporal punishment, power relations, society, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, high school life, teenage love ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1948
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, buddies, actor's life, nothing goes right, nosy, disorder, director, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental illness, obsession, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.
Style: cynical, humorous, clever, intense, talky ...
Plot: performance, stand up comedian, social satire, live performance, monologue, animal life, society, fish, artists and showbiz, joke, satire, comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, talky, witty ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stiff Upper Lips (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stiff Upper Lips is a broad parody of British period films, especially the lavish Merchant-Ivory productions of the 'eighties and early 'nineties. Although it specifically targets A Room with a View, Chariots of Fire, Maurice, A Passage to ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: victorian england, young woman, culture clash, rich and poor, couple relations, working class, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, friendship, wooing, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: italy, england, india, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: realistic, feel good, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sibling Rivalry (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her 8 year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors)..
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, love affair, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, dying during sex, police ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%