Movies like The Great Impostor

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The Great Impostor (1960)
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The Great Impostor (1960)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fitionalized account of Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. who stole or created fictional identities and worked in a variety of occupations, most quite successfully.
Plot: psychology, korean war, impostor, false identity, forgery, state trooper, priest, prison warden, fictional biography
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, false identity, sex, love and romance, friendship and death mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Great Impostor: An Air So Pure (1997), Searchers 2.0 (2007), Why Would I Lie? (1980), Replacing Dad (1999), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Air So Pure (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the midst of WW I, a doctor and a lawyer team up to turn a ramshackle old mountain chateau into a sanatorium/health spa that caters to the afflicted from most every stratum of European society, most of whom show up with false hope in their hearts ...
Plot: false identity, world war one, maid, hidden corpse, mysterious death, wounded soldier, doctor, hotel, bull, stolen money, hidden money, mountain
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Searchers 2.0 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Comedy drama in which two actors who owe their entire careers to the Western genre seek revenge against a legendary screenwriter who once mistreated them on the set of an early film.
Style: cult film
Plot: embarrassment, public humiliation, revenge, false identity, whip, satire
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89%
Why Would I Lie? (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken from his mother. Cletus sets out to ...
Plot: missing mother, mother son reunion, social worker, adopted son, liar, compulsive liar, lie, adoption, foster child, mother son relationship
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Replacing Dad (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Linda and George live in a small town. He is the school principal. They are about to celebrate their 16th anniversary. She catches him with her daughter's young teacher, and has to deal with the kids, the town and her love to him.
Plot: female director, child, family relations, divorce, school, affair, mother, father, husband wife relationship
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85%
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, american soldier, psychiatric ward, shell shock ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
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76%
The Good Catholic (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An idealistic young priest is dedicated to his calling until he meets a woman at confession. After the meeting, he seeks guidance from his fellow priests.
Plot: choir, dying woman, bible, pizza delivery boy, cigarette smoking, priest, last rites, singer, singing, dying man, marriage counselor, dinner ...
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75%
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Plot: historical event, backstage, director, film set, film producer, hollywood, film industry, movie star, actor, actress, casting, filmmaking ...
Time: 1930s
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74%
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Write & Wrong (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: They say with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately, in Hollywood, no one seems to care. Quickly approaching her fiftieth birthday, talented and once-famous screenwriter Byrdie has lately had a hard time finding work in the movie biz. As she's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: artists and showbiz, cons and scams, showbiz, elderly, love and romance, writer's life, friends, discrimination, fall in love, false identity, working the system, boxer shorts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Don Verdean (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean is hired by a local church pastor to find faith-promoting relics in the Holy Land. But after a fruitless expedition he is forced to get creative in this comedy of faith and fraud.
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: desire for fame, society, rivalry, archaeologist, self discovery, cons and scams, on the road, track down, ambition, forgery, friendship, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holy land, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Mrs. Munck (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wronged woman takes revenge on her wheelchair bound father-in-law.
Plot: widow, torture, baby boy, revenge, pregnancy, haunted by the past, father in law, injustice, patience, death, boarding house, psychological abuse ...
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71%
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comedy - In 1970s Atlanta, a diminutive gay man tries to find succor from the small-town religion that filled him with self-loathing. He meets Miss Make-Do, who teaches him the fun of reckless behavior and emotional management via getting higher ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: gay interest, drug addict, transvestite, drug use, unrequited love, friendship, male prostitute, heroin addict, desperation, priest, roommate, female impersonator ...
Time: 70s
Place: atlanta georgia
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71%
The Naked: A Psychological Film (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A firsthand experience about bureaucracy's stark-naked truth, inside the microcosmic reality of an office where a lot of unexpected things may happen long before the coffee break.
Style: light, realistic, funny
Plot: psychology, truth, office worker, new job, clerk, office, novice, newcomer, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity, pubic hair
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70%
The Boys of Cellblock Q (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The Boys of Cellblock Q is set within the bowels of the Sunnyvale Labor Farm. Without the presence of women, the prisoners indulge in regular trysts with one another, make full use out of the jail's supply of priests, turn the eyes several ...
Plot: pubic hair, knife, towel, corruption, balloon, gay kiss, gay, cocaine, prison, male nudity, cigarette smoking, gay crush ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
End of the Road (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm"...
Style: cult film, psychedelic, dark humor, grotesque
Plot: chicken, catatonia, mad doctor, love triangle, english teacher, absurd humor, counterculture, weirdo, unfaithful, marijuana, boy scout, jazz ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, media, rise and fall, ambition, mad, research, false identity, paranoia, imaginary, friendship between men ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, mexico, bahamas, washington d.c. ...
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67%
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, fortune teller, priest, birthday, family gatherings, bittersweet, terminal illness, human nature, dealing with death, clergy, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, new jersey
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67%
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Theatre (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Human attempts to understand why when acting they are all going through the heart, but in real life are playing a role.
Plot: theater, actress, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life.
Style: humorous, ironic, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: netflix, divorce, retirement, identity crisis, routine, elderly man, irony, marriage, crumbling marriage, pension, new life, complex characters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, fall in love, romance, hidden identity, starting over, mysterious character, power relations, small town life, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A warm summer in Montreal. Two black men, Man and Bouba, share an apartment. Man is an ambitious author, writing on The Great Novel. Bouba is a lazy amateur philosopher who quotes the Koran. Man's habit of picking up young white women makes ...
Plot: suicide attempt, female nudity, interracial, interracial sex, sex, interracial relations
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Little Miss Marker (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his sudden love for a woman also involved in gambling ...
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: bookies, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, romance, unlikely partners, mischievous children, couples, dishonesty, custody, parents and children, casino ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Mr. North (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: witch doctor, social relations, healing power, social differences, small town life, small town, society, supernatural ability, courtroom, tutor, fireworks, high society
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Violin Player (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This European drama, set in Paris, follows a brilliant musician as he suddenly forsakes his career, to live and love amongst the common populace. Armand is the violinist who yearns to experience that life and to share his music with everyone, not ...
Plot: violin, paris metro, subway, musician, violinist
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Dad Is Gone, Mom Also (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age film: When Laurette's parents disappear following a row, Laurette assumes responsibility for the family. The initial fiesta of children alone gives way to abandonment and the pressures of responsibility.
Plot: pregnant girl, pregnancy, coming of age, divorce, teenager, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching
Plot: friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, thirtysomething life, friends, homecoming, love triangle, drug dealing, buddies, going straight ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, canada, usa
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63%
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Detector (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they find a jewel with the name "Janne" imprinted. This ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: private detective, love and romance, self discovery, false identity, friendship between men, countryside, psychologist, cancer, terminal illness, couples, male female relationship, assault ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Delinquent School Girls (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three mental patients escape their asylum and sexually assault their way into a girl's private school. The girls education includes wrestling and karate, so the three mad men will find stern opposition when they least expected.
Plot: fight, prison, karate, sex maniac, mud wrestling, psycho, underwater, girl fight, girls' school, escaped mental patient, insanity, sexploitation ...
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63%
Sacred Hearts (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough nun (Anna Massey) demands belief and obedience from convent schoolgirls (Katrin Cartlidge, Oona Kirsch) in World War II England.
Plot: convent school, catholic school, mini dress, evil nun, catholic priest, nun, pubic hair, priest
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63%
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Uncut (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Freely drawing from a variety of film genres, including musicals, the sudsy melodramas and documentaries and combing them with a free-flowing narrative and bright pop-art sensibilities, this hard-hitting experimental romp from Canadian filmmaker ...
Plot: circumcision, censorship, gay, gay lead character, homosexual, gay interest
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The House of God (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital named 'The House of God'.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: power relations, city life, urban, hospital, doctors and patients, road not taken, farce, mental illness, unfulfillment, misfit, intern, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
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