Movies like History of the World: Part I

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History of the World: Part I (1981)
 6.9
 42K
History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic, not serious, funny, satirical, light, absurd, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, masturbation, spanish inquisition, anthology, french revolution, parody, revolution, farce, heroes, chess, politics, religions or cults, life is a bitch, emperor, royal family, legends and myths, artists and showbiz, social differences, imaginary, lifestyle, political unrest, rebelliousness, disorder, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, stone age, 15th century, future, 16th century, ancient history, prehistoric times ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy

Most similar movies to History of the World: Part I

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, witty, not serious and clever films with plots about disorder, parody, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Comedy, History and Fantasy genres. Some movies like History of the World: Part I: Silent Movie (1976), Life Stinks (1991), The Twelve Chairs (1970), To Be or Not to Be (1983), Carry on Cleo (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, chase, filmmaking, mime, parody, comeback, nothing goes right, friends, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city
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95%
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor and somewhat dim. They find themselves involved in palace intrigues as ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, absurd ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, french revolution, farce, revolution, battles, rebelliousness, society, disorder, dishonesty, pregnancy, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, switching roles, self discovery, survival, fish out of water, rich and poor, disorder, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, odd couple, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: farce, war, wartime life, gays and lesbians, heroic mission, anti heroes, polish, disorder, heroes, espionage, actor, gay ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Carry on Cleo (1964)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious
Plot: slave auction, ancient egypt, cleopatra, roman empire, slave, dishonesty, royal family, disorder, master warrior, down on your luck, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 157K
Spaceballs (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, princess, outer space, space battle, farce, adventure, escapades, imaginary, daring rescue, space wars, initially antagonists ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, parody, adventure, rivalry, good versus evil, odd couple, family relations, friends, anti heroes, siblings relations, switching roles ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.1
 330K
Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, biting, not serious ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, mistaken identity, execution, farce, balcony, gladiator, graffiti, stoning, legends and myths, parody, cult ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: dungeon, holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Dr. van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the count.
Style: humorous, gothic, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dracula, vampire, parody, hypnosis, farce, palaces castles and temples, supernatural, goofy hero, save the day, master villain, heroic mission, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, transylvania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 18K
High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: parody, murder, phone sex, false accusation, crimes, love and romance, danger, dishonesty, heroes, disorder, protagonist as suspect, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, cynical, not serious, biting ...
Plot: actor's life, store, lifestyle, showbiz, filmmaking, ghost, hollywood, media satire, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, usa, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his ...
Style: gothic, humorous, witty, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, scientist, parody, monster, inheritance, strangulation, laboratory, assistant, castle, palaces castles and temples, surgery ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: dungeon, europe, transylvania, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, religions or cults, society, actor's life, nothing goes right, islam, stand up comedian, comedian, religion, frame up, indians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, disorder, hidden identity, media, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, witty, ironic ...
Plot: politics, farce, congressman, election campaign, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, campaign, debate, media, parody, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, clever, humorous
Plot: estate, idealism, rebellion, clergy, against the rules, fighting the system, couples, society, rebelliousness, religions or cults, couple relations, writer's life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hebrew Hammer (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus's evil son.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, good versus evil, society, injustice, undercover, crimes, parents and children, nothing goes right, escapades, save the day, family relations, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar.
Style: not serious, offbeat, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: roman empire, gays and lesbians, disorder, heroes, leadership, parody, gender, anachronism, shopkeeper, ancient rome, mechanic, television ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, filmmaking, parody, showbiz, misfit, parents and children, media satire, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media, partners, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston, england
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31%
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Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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31%
 5.3
 137K
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.
Style: humorous, gross out humor, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, haunted house, stupidity, comedy team, murder, exorcism, secret door, dumb, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a young woman returns to the house where her father killed the entire cast of The Artist during his exorcism.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, supernatural, goofy hero, heroes, haunted house, disorder, nothing goes right, video camera, masturbation, female nudity, lesbian kiss, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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29%
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This is Sodom (2010)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Israel, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When ancient Sodom is doomed to destruction due to its people's corrupt ways, Lot is the only righteous man destined to be spared.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, farce, dishonesty, fall in love, social decay, disorder, religions or cults, race against time, parody, society, switching roles, chases and races ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a ...
Style: humorous, scary, not serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, parody, farce, dysfunctional family, radio, single parent, danger, afterlife, eccentric family, supernatural ability, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Going Berserk (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: John Bourgignon, a drummer/chauffeur engaged to the daughter of a United States senator encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters in the days leading up to his wedding.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: disorder, assassination attempt, parody, politics, state affairs, nothing goes right, elvis impersonator, interrupted wedding
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
An American Carol (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In An American Carol a cynical, Anti-American Hollywood filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, talky ...
Plot: parody, politics, terrorist, ghost, nothing goes right, state affairs, goofy hero, celebrity culture, disorder, religions or cults, americana, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, year 1968
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, madison square garden manhattan new york city, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of comedic short films guaranteed to offend.
Style: not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, sexual relations, media satire, goofy hero, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, buddies, partners, disorder, gender bending, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, kentucky, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A documentary on the making of a big budget Bible picture. This is a spoof that shows the inside action on a film set where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong.
Style: not serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, scout, disorder, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, road not taken, nothing goes right, religions or cults, showbiz, movie studio, depiction of god, virgin mary ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, not serious, witty ...
Plot: parody, martial arts, culture clash, family relations, advertising, danger, disorder, porn, heroes, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1957, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%