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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hitman hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, rough, realistic, witty, semi serious, cult film
Plot: death row, satire, tv show, striptease, fictional game show, prison, crimes, confined, contests and competitions, crime, life is a bitch, media, ratings, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, media satire, money, violence, hitman, death, mafia, female nudity, gun, game of death ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and dark humor films with plots about satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, murder, media, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Deathrow Gameshow: Comic Book Villains (2002), Supervixens (1975), Death and Texas (2004), Remarkable Power (2008), American Cowslip (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, comic book shop, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, rival, rivals, comics, feud, old woman, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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Supervixens (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Clint Ramsey has to leave his job working at Martin Bormann's gas station and flee after his wife is murdered by psycho cop Harry Sledge, who tries to pin the murder on Clint. Crossing America, Clint gets sexually harassed on all sides by ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, impotence, on the run, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, femme fatale, crime, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Death and Texas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Barefoot Bobby Briggs, the legendary running back for the Austin Steers was today sentenced to die for his role in the armed robbery/murder at a downtown Stop 'n Go convenience store... It's five years later, and Bobby's appeals have ...
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: satire, murder, prison life, rivalry, athlete's life, confined, courtroom drama, athlete and trainer, fighting the system, sport team, contests and competitions, legal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, rivalry, crime gone awry, showbiz, cons and scams, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: contests and competitions, friends, ambition, life is a bitch, drug abuse, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction, buddies, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, media, society, ratings, disorder, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, boss and employee, media satire, ambition, rise to the top ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: ira, erection, electric chair, parody, satire, media, society, nothing goes right, tv show, media satire, chaos and mayhem, silly humor ...
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Death to the Supermodels (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This sexy comedy finds the world's greatest, most eccentric supermodels gathered on a deserted island for the swimsuit photo shoot from hell
Style: suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, sexy
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
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Jinxed! (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic ...
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Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
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