Movies like The Boss of It All

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The Boss of It All (2006)
 6.7
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The Boss of It All (2006)
Original name: Direktøren for det hele
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: dark humor, surreal, offbeat, not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty, biting, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, negotiation, comedy of errors, actor's life, boss and employee, workplace situations, dishonesty, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, power relations, disorder, computer system, business, lawyer, actor, restaurant, job, zoo, theater, cinema, gay slur, boss, elephant, director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, runaway, brutality, disorder, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Boss of It All: Haiku Tunnel (2001), The Idiots (1998), Dead Tired (1994), Kabluey (2007), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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95%
 6.8
 27K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, strong sexual content, group sex, commune, unsimulated sex, against the rules, prank, suburbs, simulation, psychology, idiot, publicity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, postmodernism, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, actor, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, ego clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 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: clever, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, mistaken identity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, disorder, actor's life, twins, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.7
 4K
Kabluey (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mascot, single parent, eccentric family, physical appearance, job, family relations, disorder, goofy hero, mischievous children, nothing goes right, family life, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, store, artists and showbiz, hollywood, ghost, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Martin & Orloff (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: losing-it hero, desert, doctors and patients, down on your luck, dull life, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, self discovery, boss and employee, singleness, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 15K
The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: homosexuality, coming out, condom, workplace, accountant, comedy of errors, dishonesty, disorder, factory worker, factory, neighbor, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: farce, restaurant, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, ambition, power relations, workplace, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, love triangle, fish out of water, addiction, gays and lesbians, starting over, sexual relations, teachers and students, drug abuse, high school life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
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Waydowntown (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty, mind bending ...
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, twentysomething life, buddies, goofy hero, workplace situations, nothing goes right, office, nerd, building, falling out a window, sex in a bathroom ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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44%
 8.0
 16K
Playtime (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist, and as they weave ...
Style: clever, stylized, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, tourist, farce, goofy hero, culture clash, city life, glass, tour, fish out of water, urban, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, clever, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, zoo, greed, costume, animal, marketing, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, business, cons and scams, workplace intrigue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, urban, love affair, aspiring actor, sex worker, escort, artists and showbiz, romance, prostitute, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, eating disorder, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, investigation, siblings relations, heist, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, celebrity culture, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 220K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: witty, clever, dark humor, talky, humorous ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, laziness, downsizing, coworker relationship, beach resort, unlikely criminals, workplace situations, love and romance, cult, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, thanksgiving, obsession, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 669
Park Benches (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As she does every morning, Lucie takes advantage of her journey to work to lose herself for a while in the pages of a good book. And as she does every morning, she joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: office, workplace situations, city life, society, store, couple relations, urban, estrangement, love and romance, disorder, workplace, top executive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 50K
In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, biting, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, intern, farce, war, politician, white house, new job, gay slur, political intrigue, political satire, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., london, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, actor's life, politics, religions or cults, nothing goes right, society, islam, religion, stand up comedian, comedian, indians, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 2K
Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: office, prank, buddies, obnoxious boss, drugs/alcohol, switching roles, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Louise-Michel (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, biting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, factory, factory worker, assassination attempt, down on your luck, unemployment, hitman, nothing goes right, crimes, danger, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Just for the Record (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A year after the collapse of a low-budget British rom-com, documentary maker Andy Wiseman sets out to find out what went wrong. He speaks to the producer, Nicholas Johnson, an alcoholic whose office is a lap-dancing club, the writer, Flynn Beatty, ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, womanizer, film industry, expose, karate, cinema, strip club ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, talky, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, dinner, dream, bourgeoisie, restaurant, drink, date, guest, bishop, heroin, smuggling, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, farce, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, verbal byplay, theatre play ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: americana, fish out of water, theater, performer's life, interracial relations, culture clash, racism, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, disorder, live audience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 3K
Upswing (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: rich and poor, farce, urban, social differences, cons and scams, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit, society, hidden identity, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome Aboard (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, HR of a large cruise company, made the mistake of choosing her boss as a lover. Before embarking on the maiden voyage of the new flagship of the fleet, though, he decided to disembark from their relationship! Some women take their revenge ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: cruise, ship, vengeance, farce, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, disorder, goofy hero, workplace romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 29K
In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: concierge, family relations, desire for fame, parent child relationship, workplace, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, showbiz, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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