Movies like The Boss of It All

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The Boss of It All (2006)
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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: surreal, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky, dark humor, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense ...
Plot: office, workplace, dishonesty, boss and employee, fish out of water, comedy of errors, actor's life, workplace situations, negotiation, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, artists and showbiz, disorder, computer system, sexual content, power relations, profanity, take over, sex, business, lawyer, actor, restaurant, job, zoo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, 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 workplace, disorder, workplace situations, satire, boss and employee, power relations and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Boss of It All: Haiku Tunnel (2001), The Slammin' Salmon (2009), The Closet (2001), Kabluey (2007), Stromberg - Der Film (2014). 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, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, disorder, boss and employee, fish out of water, workplace situations, introspection, fighting the system, nothing goes right, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, witty, light ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, cooking and food, power relations, workplace, boss and employee, rivalry, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, chef, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, friendship, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, gay slur, workplace situations, cons and scams, parents and children, disorder, comedy of errors, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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69%
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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: humorous, dark humor, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: single parent, family life, family relations, disorder, eccentric family, fish out of water, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, torment, job, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Stromberg - Der Film (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Capitol-Insurance” is due – that's what the bosses thought. All employees are invited to join the party in a hotel. However, rumors say the company's not doing very well. To avoid ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, road trip, loss of job, save the day, on the road, unfulfillment, brothel, bus driver, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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61%
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, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: boss and employee, self discovery, workplace, nothing goes right, disorder, hitman, power relations, workplace situations, down on your luck, mental illness, desert, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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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: controversial, thought provoking, psychological, clever, suspense ...
Plot: sex orgy, mentally challenged, strong sexual content, male nudity, orgy, sexual relations, prank, lifestyle, explicit sex, commune, sex scene, group sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark
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58%
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: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, director, actor's life, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, nosy, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
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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, captivating
Plot: prank, workplace, workplace situations, rebelliousness, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, silly humor, obnoxious boss, rivalry, partners, buddies, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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53%
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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: self discovery, twins, disorder, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
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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: dark humor, humorous, witty, cult film, clever ...
Plot: office, workplace, corporate world, suburbs, computer cracker, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, rebelliousness, dull life, blackmail, workplace situations, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
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48%
 5.9
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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, realistic, not serious, witty
Plot: office, couple relations, city life, lifestyle, society, workplace, office worker, overheard conversation, loneliness, hardware store, love and romance, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, farce, animals, greed, business, danger, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, businessman, animal, marketing, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
What a Beautiful Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral examination Checco said that the reason why he wanted to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: terrorism, fall in love, goofy hero, workplace, disorder, power relations, workplace situations, danger, love and romance, urban, silly humor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, fake suicide, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
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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, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, iowa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotshot hero, blind ambition, farce, workplace, disorder, salesman, workplace situations, boss and employee, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Louis C.K.: Live at The Comedy Store (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: This material was developed and prepared over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when he used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to him to shoot this special in a club ...
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Plot: society, human nature, family life, family relations, stand up special, honest, dialogue, culture clash, character study, storytelling, irreverent, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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39%
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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, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: cruise, workplace situations, goofy hero, love and romance, workplace romance, farce, disorder, boss and employee, workplace, breakup, rivalry, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Plot: nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, disorder, boss and employee, workplace, manager, salesman, misfit, office, workplace situations, workplace problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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38%
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Bartleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An adaptation of Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" told in the setting of a modern office.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, surreal, biting ...
Plot: insubordination, office, mysterious character, fish out of water, workplace situations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace, dishonesty, disorder, power relations, insurance company ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stripper Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The owner of a strip club decide to create a stripper academy, where anyone can enter and learn to dance like a pro, but only a few will be selected as strippers.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: rise to the top, workplace, fish out of water, boss and employee, power relations, disorder, ambition, misfit, strip club, nudity (full frontal - brief), wedding, lap dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Welcome to the South (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, workplace situations, friendship, workplace, culture clash, society, misfit, social relations, disorder, couple relations, supportive coworker, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: boss and employee, workplace intrigue, rise to the top, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace romance, job promotion, chaos and mayhem, media satire ...
Time: 80s
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37%
Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Fearlessly funny stand-up comic and sitcom star Donald Glover puts on a live show in New York, confessing his love for Cocoa Puffs and Toys "R" Us.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, not serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: society, actor's life, racism, family life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, family relations, absurd humor, stand up special, profanity, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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37%
A Matter of Principles (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man with seemingly unwavering ethics is challenged by his new boss, who believes everyone has a price and it willing to prove it. In this Capra-esque tale no one leaves unscathed when principles and pragmatism collide.
Style: captivating, semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, workplace situations, boss and employee, couple relations, human spirit, couples, workplace, office, power relations, coercion, social relations, dignity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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36%
All's Faire in Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love and romance, romance, workplace, college, campus, disorder, wooing, workplace romance, workplace situations, fish out of water, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, middle ages, contemporary, renaissance
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Recorded November 10th, 2011 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and only available for purchase online, Louis C.K. follows up his 2010 concert film Hilarious with a new hour’s worth of shrewdly observed and periodically profane material. He ...
Style: cynical, humorous, one man show, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, performance, artists and showbiz, social problems, profanity, politically correct, society, theater, death, sexual perversion, sex talk, stand up special ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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33%
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: light, captivating, feel good, suspense, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, fish out of water, culture clash, society, artists and showbiz, disorder, stand up comedian, friendship, misfit, performer's life, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south africa
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33%
Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever have one of those nights where nothing seems to be going right? Ever have a job that made you ponder "this place would be fun if it didn't suck so much"? Welcome to food-service hell. Natalie, the waitress, is on the verge of a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, workplace situations, couples, workplace, betrayal, obnoxious boss, romance, boss and employee, heist, cooking and food, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%