Movies like The Ruling Class

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The Ruling Class (1972)
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The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to own the estate, the Gurney family plots to steal Jack's inheritance. As their outrageous schemes fail, the family strives to cure Jack of his bizarre behavior, with disastrous results.
Style: dark humor, cult film, witty, humorous, surreal, semi serious, talky, disturbing, stylized, biting ...
Plot: satire, delusion, country estate, crimes, mental illness, deadly, schizophrenia, split personality, misfit, religions or cults, couples, disorder, mistaken identity, insanity, dysfunctional family, hanging, husband wife relationship, farce, culture clash, fighting the system, love and romance, society, manic, hallucination, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london

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Most similar movies to The Ruling Class

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, witty and weird films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, suprisingly clever, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ruling Class: Morgan! (1966), The Meaning of Life (1983), The Acid House (1998), Tommy (1975), The Infidel (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Morgan! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morgan, an aggressive and self-admitted dreamer, a fantasist who uses his flights of fancy as refuge from external reality, where his unconventional behavior lands him in a divorce from his wife, Leonie, trouble with the police and, ultimately, ...
Style: cynical, witty, suspense, biting, clever ...
Plot: obsession, satire, divorce, wrestling, society, misfit, crumbling marriage, wrongfully committed, social differences, performer's life, daydreamer, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, wales
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95%
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a ...
Style: cult film, dark humor, surreal, humorous, clever ...
Plot: satire, heaven and hell, monty python, cult, fish, sexuality, graphic violence, chaos, grim reaper, christmas, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 1870s, 1910s
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, family relations, vengeance, infidelity, murder, vandalism, s&m, society, youth, god, adult as child ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
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Tommy (1975)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: cult film, surreal, clever, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, post war, pinball, blindness, mute, christmas party, christmas lights, pinball machine, christmas tree, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, society, meet the parents, rabbi, life turned upside down, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, religions or cults, clergy, society, artists and showbiz, friends, debate, religion, parody, censorship, ignorance, television ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, cynical, humorous, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: drowning, murder, wife murders husband, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train ride, dwarf, obsession, train, love, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: suspense, biting, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, society, profanity, family relations, couples, meet the parents, disorder, graphic violence, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
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Withnail & I (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the ...
Style: cult film, witty, talky, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, unemployment, farce, friendship, english countryside, alcohol abuse, cigar smoking, cafe, actor, strangulation, darkness, farmer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: london, england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 36K
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and ...
Style: disturbing, dark humor, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, brutality, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, crime, robbery, ambition, satire, social decay, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 3K
A Wedding (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, family relations, bishop, satire, chaos, hypocrisy, couples, radical, family problems, indoor, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Stunt Man (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, semi serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: stuntman, on the run, mistaken identity, danger, film within a film, disorder, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, self discovery, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: amsterdam, guatemala, korea, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, witty, philosophical ...
Plot: manners, farce, fish out of water, human nature, philosophy, fall in love, culture clash, misfit, hypocrisy, disorder, odd couple, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, opposites attract, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the ...
Style: cult film, talky, surreal, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, death, pregnancy, zoo, twins, experiment gone awry, afterlife, death in the family, siblings relations, family relations, couples, freak ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, social differences, friendship, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental illness, dildo, housewife, gypsy, social differences, sexual content, profanity, family problems, repression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: stockholm sweden, former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
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Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: emotional, intense, surreal, depressing, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, cemetery, bar, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, humorous, talky ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, human nature, religions or cults, worldwide chaos, artist, multiple storylines, surrealism, loneliness, insanity, insurance ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, religions or cults, chaos, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, profanity, couples, family relations, strong sexual content, estate, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: suspense, clever, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, manipulation, showbiz, theater, world war two, couples, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous, talky ...
Plot: farce, high society, satire, smuggling, friendship, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, nothing goes right, social decay, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bright Young Things (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: in the 1930’s a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things.” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: love triangle, columnist, aristocrat, love and romance, love affair, husband wife relationship, honest, bittersweet, godparent, couples, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, cannes, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rock My World (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a rock band at the top of their game suddenly loses their leader, their direction suddenly becomes questionable. All the band members know is that the leader's clothes were found at the edge of a waterfront and he had not been seen since. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, society, love and romance, misfit, social differences, fish out of water, disorder, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, Isle Of Man
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Style: witty, humorous, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, love and romance, self confidence, petty criminal, money, musician, serial killer, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 73 min.
Story: In Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, lottery, axe, firefighter, political satire, farce, small town, new wave, small town life, social relations, disorder, small time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%