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Life's Too Short (2011)
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Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, cynical, witty, not serious, talky
Plot: dwarf, sitcom, agent, actor, physical appearance, success, misfit, career, divorce, ambition, middle aged, odd, artists and showbiz, coworker, backstage, lifestyle, everyday life, unsuccessful, frustration, comedian, actor's life, disorder, workplace, financial problem, fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about sitcom, workplace, disorder, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, media and british humour mostly in Comedy, Drama and Documentary genres. Some movies like Life's Too Short: Extras (2005), Lead Balloon (2006), I'm Alan Partridge (1997), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Black Books (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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Lead Balloon (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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Style: realistic, talky, cynical, humorous, not serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: clever, witty, not serious, humorous, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, radio, unsuccessful, friends, self involved, down on your luck, desire for fame, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, goofy hero, comeback, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
Style: realistic, talky, cynical, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, mishap, media satire, artists and showbiz, divorced divorcee, politically correct, social misfits, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, comedian, millionaire, neighbor ...
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Black Books (2000)
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Duration: 25 min.
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Style: surreal, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, uptight character, workplace problem, salesman, friendship, workplace situations, odd couple, store, workplace, best friends, friends, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: biting, realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, parody, disorder
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Place: europe, england
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, witty, humorous, cynical, realistic
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Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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Genre: Comedy
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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French and Saunders (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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