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: dark humor, surreal, humorous, clever, offbeat, biting, realistic, witty, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: office, negotiation, workplace, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actor's life, boss and employee, disorder, fish out of water, comedy of errors, computer system, workplace situations, power relations, business, lawyer, actor, restaurant, job, zoo, theater, cinema, gay slur, boss, elephant, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 disorder, workplace, workplace situations, storytelling, dialogue, runaway and power relations mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Boss of It All: Haiku Tunnel (2001), The Idiots (1998), Dead Tired (1994), Martin & Orloff (2002), Office Space (1999). 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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace, fish out of water, boss and employee, nothing goes right, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, down on your luck, disorder, obnoxious boss, fighting the system, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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95%
 6.8
 28K
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: psychological, clever, thought provoking, realistic, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, unsimulated sex, commune, group sex, strong sexual content, rebellion, society, misfit, prank, restaurant, working class, sexual exploration ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, director, postmodernism, actor's life, ego clash, showbiz, lifestyle, nothing goes right, nosy, verbal byplay, child birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: witty, clever, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, twins, self discovery, couples, disorder, dishonesty, showbiz, actor's life, mistaken identity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: media, hitman, nothing goes right, dull life, down on your luck, boss and employee, losing-it hero, singleness, unfulfillment, workplace situations, doctors and patients, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
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54%
 7.8
 225K
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, clever, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, dull life, unlikely criminals, blackmail, workplace situations, coworker relationship, party, friendship, corporate world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: humorous, clever, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, mascot, family life, eccentric family, disorder, torment, youth, physical appearance, misfit, fish out of water, petty job, terrorizing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 16K
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: witty, humorous, clever, feel good, biting ...
Plot: homosexuality, coming out, accountant, condom, workplace, gender, society, friends, gays and lesbians, pretense, cons and scams, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, witty, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, zoo, greed, costume, animal, marketing, rivalry, rules and policies, power relations, workplace, danger, vicious ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, clever, intellectual, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, sleazy, chaos and mayhem, cooking and food, contests and competitions, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, chaos, rivalry, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, biting, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: hollywood, disorder, ghost, desire for fame, cons and scams, media satire, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, filmmaking, showbiz, store ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, clever, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, workplace situations, media satire, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, disorder, tv show, hidden identity, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, addiction, teachers and students, high school life, starting over, gender, disorder, fish out of water, love triangle, sexual relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 2K
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, offbeat, mind bending, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace, buddies, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, twentysomething life, contests and competitions, office, tunnel, stapler, office worker, falling out a window ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: office, prank, rebellion, power relations, rebelliousness, demotion, workplace, disorder, buddies, partners, obnoxious boss, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: stylized, humorous, witty, clever, surreal ...
Plot: tourist, restaurant, culture clash, goofy hero, city life, chaos and mayhem, technology gone awry, nothing goes right, disorder, human existence, skyscraper, urban ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, biting, clever, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, interracial relations, racism, theater, americana, performer's life, disorder, culture clash, misfit, society, fish out of water, live audience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 689
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, witty
Plot: office, couple relations, top executive, workplace situations, love and romance, city life, workplace, disorder, store, urban, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: cynical, offbeat, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, womanizer, filmmaking, actress, karate, cinema, strip club, film industry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, eating disorder, workplace, politics, heist, investigation, love and romance, friends, workplace situations, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: rich and poor, cons and scams, hidden identity, farce, fish out of water, urban, social differences, misfit, society, dishonesty, yuppie, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: actor's life, backstage, farce, disorder, theater, workplace situations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, verbal byplay, theatre play ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, biting, offbeat, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: vengeance, factory worker, factory, unlikely criminals, assassination attempt, underdog, rivalry, obnoxious boss, partners, disorder, ambition, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: offbeat, realistic, surreal, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, lifestyle, society, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, communication problem, artists and showbiz, estrangement, disorder, singing, cartoonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 51K
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, witty, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: intern, politics, white house, new job, politician, gay slur, farce, war, power struggle, workplace, media coverage, coincidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., england, london, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 1K
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: workplace intrigue, boss and employee, workplace, dishonesty, workplace romance, power relations, cons and scams, workplace situations, rise to the top, job promotion, love and romance, media satire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: danger, workplace, urban, love and romance, workplace situations, goofy hero, power relations, terrorism, fall in love, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, boss and employee, goofy hero, workplace situations, down on your luck, power relations, workplace, disorder, surrealism, bad luck, new year's eve
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, offbeat, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: boat chase, disorder, social differences, obnoxious boss, workplace, countryside, power relations, village, fish out of water, workplace situations, one last chance, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, seaport, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: cruise, power relations, workplace romance, disorder, breakup, workplace, vengeance, farce, boss and employee, goofy hero, rivalry, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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