Movies like Desperate Living

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Desperate Living (1977)
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Desperate Living (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.
Style: erotic, sexy, humorous, surreal, witty, suspense, allegory, biting, funny, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: surrealism, lesbian, male nudity, children, transsexual, nudism, lesbian sex, castration, nudist camp, absurd violence, female nudity, murder, fascism, insanity, political corruption, bdsm, repression, mental illness, suburbs, satire, lgbt, camp, transvestite, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, california

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Most similar movies to Desperate Living

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, weird and realistic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, brutality, mentor, dark humor, nudity (full frontal - brief) and murder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Horror genres. Some movies like Desperate Living: Pink Flamingos (1972), Serial Mom (1994), Female Trouble (1974), Polyester (1981), A Dirty Shame (2004). 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: disturbing, surreal, sexy, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: perversion, obsession, incestuous sex, transvestism, sex, mother son incest, arson, dysfunctional family, male nudity, animal abuse, sexual perversion, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, california, usa, baltimore
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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: parody, witty, disturbing, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, housewife, dark humor, dysfunctional family, murder, suburban life, female killer, crimes, police investigation, satire, suburbs, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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100%
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: disturbing, erotic, sexy, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: absurd violence, juvenile delinquent, absurd humor, gay, female nudity, male nudity, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, murder, satire, surrealism, acid ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california
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100%
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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: disturbing, sexy, suspense, biting, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, abortion, suburbs, bdsm, misfit, loser, foot fetish, camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcohol abuse, middle class, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, california, usa, boston
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100%
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A Dirty Shame (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray ...
Style: humorous, sexy, absurd, erotic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: perversion, addiction, male nudity, cult, nymphomaniac, sexual fantasy, golden years, eccentric family, parents and children, gays and lesbians, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, maryland, california, usa, tokyo
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100%
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Vampire's Kiss (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his ...
Style: surreal, absurd, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, mental illness, insanity, supernatural, psychiatrist, hallucination, nightclub, cockroach, female vampire, character study, psychology, delusion ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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100%
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, satirical, absurd, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: perversion, filmmaking, kidnapping, hostage, heroin, dark humor, actor's life, nothing goes right, lifestyle, showbiz, delusion, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, california, baltimore, usa
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100%
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The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, psychiatrist, hearing voices, psychopath, murder, paranoia, talking dog, talking cat, factory, pets, bowling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, suspense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, dishonesty, investigation, prostitute, unlikely criminals, small town life, desert, village life, clergy, buddies, uxoricide ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, latin america, usa, texas, mexico
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100%
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Bad (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dark humor, exploitation, girl gang, hitman, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, mentally challenged, pets, babies and infants, vampire, against the rules, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 139K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: witty, humorous, surreal, funny, talky ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, baby, policewoman, crimes, satire, robbery, crime gone awry, ex convict, blackmail, redemption, missing child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 10K
Switch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall ...
Style: humorous, sexy, satirical, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: body swapping, afterlife, reincarnation, blonde, womanizer, murder, fish out of water, transsexual, gender bending, justice, gender, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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100%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: disturbing, talky, intense, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: sex with mother, crimes, hitman, coming of age, dark humor, mother son incest, police corruption, depression, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, ohio, usa
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100%
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A traveling sideshow called the Cavalcade of Perversion draws in and terrorizes unsuspecting spectators. The leader of the troupe of misfits is Lady Divine, who goes out for blood after discovering her lover's affair.
Style: slasher, disturbing, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: rape, fetish, sexual perversion, blasphemy, explicit sex, cannibalism, freakshow, lesbianism, exploitation, church, lesbian, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexy, suspense, biting ...
Plot: murder, satire, sniper, photographer, melancholy, apathy, first contact, ethnic conflict, adaptation, lone hero, memory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, transvestite, heist, love and romance, romance, suicide, eccentricity, theft, mentor, drugs, violence ...
Time: 90s, 70s
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29%
 7.1
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: sexy, realistic, suspense, biting, humorous ...
Plot: satire, female nudity, beauty pageant, choreographer, childhood, irreverent, alter ego, adolescence, corruption, greed, depression, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 14K
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: absurd, not serious, witty, humorous, affectionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, photographer, stripper, dysfunctional family, artist, art gallery, gallery, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, maryland, baltimore, usa
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28%
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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: funny, humorous, twists and turns, buddy movie, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, dark humor, gangsters, mafia, murder, adultery, farce, organized crime, violence, crimes, dentist, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, canada, montreal, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 103K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, sexy, cynical, dark, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, suicide, dark humor, murderous pair, murder, teenage life, teenage love, insanity, coming of age, sociopath, teenage girl, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, ohio, usa
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28%
 7.6
 85K
Delicatessen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, art house, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: distopia, dark humor, post apocalypse, surrealism, cannibalism, clown, food, cannibal, french, alternate reality, hunger, gay slur ...
Time: future
Place: france
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28%
 5.0
 11K
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: humorous, stylized, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, crimes, small town, weatherman, justice, criminal heroes, dark humor, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couple relations, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 6K
Buffet Froid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, resentment, missing person, investigation, crimes, estrangement, dark humor, rebelliousness, police corruption, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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28%
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 6K
Crimewave (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.
Style: surreal, funny, humorous, parody, satirical ...
Plot: hitman, screwball, murder, crimes, farce, car chase, death, adaptation, vengeance, brutality, creativity, male nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Raoul Ruiz’s enthralling thriller is made up of four intertwining stories of bizarre occurrences in Paris featuring a man who was stolen away by fairies, a professor who becomes a tramp, the lovers who inherit a chateau – and the last tale that ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, enigmatic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: self discovery, eccentricity, mental illness, imagination, existentialism, human nature, introspection, crimes, destructive relationship, brutality, surrealism, death of mother ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, paris france, california
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27%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, corruption, unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, overnight success, love and romance, couple relations, cons and scams, caper, art ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 5K
Scotland, PA (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime gone awry, eccentricity, disorder, business venture, police detective, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, farce, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: pennsylvania, scotland, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.2
 5K
Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, humorous, satirical, surreal, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual promiscuity, tv show, stupidity, media satire, family problems, vengeance, infidelity, dishonesty, social decay, mother daughter relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
One Night at McCool's (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, stylized, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: manipulation, obsession, femme fatale, crimes, murder, seduction, nothing goes right, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, missouri, st. louis missouri
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27%
Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: sexy, humorous, enigmatic, harsh, cynical ...
Plot: female nudity, lust, serial killer, murder, adultery, voyeur, racism, infidelity, pimp, prostitute, peeping tom, extramarital affair ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: africa, california, senegal, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%