Movies like History of the World: Part I

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History of the World: Part I (1981)
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
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, anthology, witty, offbeat, realistic, not serious, funny, visually appealing, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, parody, masturbation, french revolution, spanish inquisition, revolution, farce, heroes, chess, politics, religions or cults, life is a bitch, emperor, royal family, anti hero, legends and myths, artists and showbiz, social differences, imaginary, lifestyle, political unrest, rebelliousness, disorder, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, 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, absurd, witty and not serious films with plots about disorder, parody, farce, storytelling, mentor, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, History and Musical genres. Some movies like History of the World: Part I: Life of Brian (1979), Silent Movie (1976), Life Stinks (1991), Spaceballs (1987), The Twelve Chairs (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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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: cult film, controversial, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: satire, roman empire, parody, suprisingly clever, weirdo, dungeon, execution, christmas, mistaken identity, farce, crucifix, cult ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
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100%
 6.7
 16K
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: silent film, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, alcohol abuse, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
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85%
 6.0
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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, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, survival, social differences, downfall, goofy hero, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 169K
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, not serious, feel good, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, adventure, outer space, princess, farce, daring rescue, woman in danger, heroic mission, goofy hero, master villain, race against time ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, escapades, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: twins, farce, mistaken identity, battles, french revolution, revolution, siblings relations, rebelliousness, pregnancy, friendship, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, parody, farce, adventure, siblings relations, switching roles, silly humor, friends, partners, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, talky ...
Plot: virgin, slavery, freedom, ancient rome, chase, love triangle, farce, husband wife relationship, cross dressing, culture clash, transformation, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, absurd, funny, gothic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, parody, farce, dracula, hypnosis, goofy hero, supernatural, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, save the day, deadly creature, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s, 1930s
Place: europe, england, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 19K
High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
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, mental institution, farce, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, love and romance, danger, silly humor, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, witty, funny, satirical, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, parody, farce, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: not serious, humorous, absurd, dark humor, horror spoof
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, haunted house, supernatural, nothing goes right, disorder, exorcism, video camera, satire, heroes, sexual content, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, not serious, gothic, emotional, horror spoof ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, monster, experiment, farce, scientist, castle, frankenstein, disorder, haunted by the past, inheritance, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s
Place: europe, transylvania, usa
⇓ 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, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, media, lifestyle, actor's life, hidden identity, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, not serious, satirical, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: parody, good versus evil, vigilantism, religions or cults, secret identity, obsessive quest, buddies, undercover, society, escapades, hanukkah, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, 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, not serious, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, farce, dysfunctional family, couples, family relations, ghost, love and romance, nothing goes right, radio, mental illness, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, not serious, witty, absurd, talky ...
Plot: satire, parody, martial arts, disorder, family relations, culture clash, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism, joke, hare krishna, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: kansas, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 91K
Year One (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
Style: humorous, epic, gross out humor, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: caveman, adventure, cavemen, parody, circumcision, farce, social misfits, misfit, goofy hero, buddies, partners, danger ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Carry on Cleo (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
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: not serious, humorous, witty, cult film
Plot: parody, roman empire, slave auction, conqueror, ancient egypt, caveman, cleopatra, slave, rivalry, heroic mission, disorder, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: egypt, europe, england, britain, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
Style: humorous, sexy, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: prostitute, brothel, governor, workplace, society, romance, breasts, prostitution, love affair, country, americana, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 1K
Up Pompeii (1971)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A funny thing happens to Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) on the way to the rent-a-vestal-virgin market stall. A mysterious scroll falls into his hands, listing the names of all the conspirators plotting to murder Emperor Nero. And when the upstart slave is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, roman empire, mate swapping, sexual relations, farce, conspiracy, state affairs, heroes, espionage, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 123K
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, funny, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, media, ambition, campaign, debate, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, ghost, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, fake suicide, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, france, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 6K
True Stories (1986)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
Style: surreal, offbeat, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Plot: small town, breaking the fourth wall, suburbs, music, fashion, misfit, parody, love and romance, society, goofy hero, contests and competitions, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 124K
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, parody, small town, interracial relations, ceremony, african american, farce, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, rise and fall, buddies, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, absurd, satirical, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, queen, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, goofy hero, army, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions, disorder, fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, dark humor, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, misfit, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, film producer, fictional biography, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, nothing goes right, filmmaking, obsessive quest, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, goofy hero, mentally challenged, gender bending, mate swapping, hostage, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 10K
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, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, theater, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace situations, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, iowa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%