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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, dogma, business meeting, job, business manager, contract, ex wife, meeting, ice cream, theater, zoo, cafeteria, anal sex ...
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, not serious and witty films with plots about disorder, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, boss and employee, office and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Boss of It All: Haiku Tunnel (2001), Park Benches (2009), Demoted (2011), Martin & Orloff (2002), Stromberg (2004). 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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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, store, society, couple relations, urban, estrangement, love and romance, disorder, workplace, top executive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, versailles
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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
Plot: office, prank, buddies, drugs/alcohol, obnoxious boss, switching roles, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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75%
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
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73%
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Stromberg (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Stromberg is a German television series which is produced by Brainpool and broadcast on the commercial television channel ProSieben. The series was proclaimed as a copy of the BBC series The Office, although initially the producers claimed it was ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious
Plot: office, insurance, boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, unfulfillment, power relations, agent, german, workplace problem, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, europe
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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, clever, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: office, insubordination, mysterious character, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, disorder, gunshot ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
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Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: office, workplace intrigue, partners, rivalry, odd couple, unlikely partners, blind ambition, rich and poor, relationship vs career, workplace situations, nothing goes right, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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62%
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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: witty, clever, dark humor, talky, humorous ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, workplace situations, love and romance, dull life, rebelliousness, beach resort, coworker relationship, laziness, downsizing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
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59%
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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 ⇓
58%
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lifestyle, group sex, commune, unsimulated sex, against the rules, prank, suburbs, mockery, freedom, idiot, simulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Day at the Museum (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Un conservateur terrorisé par les plantes vertes, une mère plastifiée pour être exposée, un ballet de Saintes Vierges, des gardiens épuisés par Rodin, un ministre perdu dans une exposition de sexes, une voiture disparue au parking Rembrandt, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, human nature, chaos and mayhem, stowaway, snobbism, tour guide, painting, art, son murders mother, nature, art history ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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53%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: moral dilemma, office, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, human spirit, couple relations, couples, social relations, coercion, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
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Drones (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brian Dilks is an Office Drone. He spends his days at OmniLink in comforting monotony: facilitating the movement of product around the country, faxing, copying, joking with his best friend, Clark, and harmlessly flirting with fellow cubicle-mate, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: office, workplace romance, alien encounter, imaginary, love and romance, space and aliens, workplace, buddies, secret identity, workplace situations, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rich and poor, farce, social differences, urban, cons and scams, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit, society, hidden identity, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Little Bather (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires in yet another tantrum his designer André Castagnier, not ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat
Plot: boat chase, fish out of water, obnoxious boss, village, boss and employee, workplace situations, countryside, workplace, power relations, disorder, goofy hero, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, seaport, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
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51%
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: clever, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, womanizer, film industry, expose, strip club, karate, cinema ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 515
8 Minutes Idle (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sentimental
Plot: office, homelessness, office romance, eviction, workplace situations, nothing goes right, office politics, parent child relationship, disorder, workplace, workplace romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: 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 ⇓
49%
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, realistic, witty ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
Special Needs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: TV producer Warren (Isaak James) is developing his masterpiece, a reality show called "Handicaps" starring a variety of people with disabilities. Aided by Laura (Eva James), an overbearing partner with anger issues, and an ex-prison guard ...
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: disability, blind ambition, media satire, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, politics, workplace situations, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
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46%
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: goofy hero, disorder, terrorism, urban, workplace situations, fall in love, danger, love and romance, power relations, workplace
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: boss and employee, on the road, workplace situations, unfulfillment, power relations, workplace, wedding party, husband wife relationship, road trip, singing in a car, brothel, bus driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: dark humor, clever, humorous, gloomy, semi serious ...
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 ⇓
45%
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: office, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, goofy hero, boss and employee, down on your luck, workplace situations, power relations, surrealism, new year's eve, bad luck
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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: not serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
43%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, parents and children, estrangement, society, family relations, disorder, artists and showbiz, communication problem, lifestyle, palace, director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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