Movies like History of the World: Part I

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History of the World: Part I (1981)
 6.9
 47K
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, parody, anthology, witty, offbeat, realistic, not serious, absurd, funny, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, masturbation, revolution, farce, french revolution, 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, anti heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, future, 16th century, ancient history, prehistory ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy, spain

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Most similar movies to History of the World: Part I

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, parody, absurd and not serious films with plots about storytelling, farce, disorder, mentor, dialogue, satire 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), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Life Stinks (1991), Spaceballs (1987). 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: parody, cult film, controversial, humorous, clever ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, roman empire, satire, monty python, mistaken identity, farce, execution, dungeon, christmas, weirdo, crucifix, cult ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, palestine
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100%
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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: silent film, parody, humorous, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, alcohol abuse, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, buddies, goofy hero, comeback, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, parody ...
Plot: twins, farce, french revolution, mistaken identity, battles, revolution, siblings relations, friendship, rebelliousness, pregnancy, society, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, hidden treasure, chase, odd couple, obsessive quest, adventurer, nothing goes right, dishonesty, goofy hero, escapades, partners ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: funny, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, self discovery, survival, switching roles, social differences, society, downfall, goofy hero, fish out of water, wager, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, farce, adventure, anti hero, revolution, friends, disorder, anti heroes, good versus evil, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 178K
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: parody, humorous, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, farce, woman in danger, princess, daring rescue, master villain, race against time, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, ancient rome, freedom, 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 ⇓
40%
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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: parody, absurd, humorous, funny, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dracula, farce, vampire, hypnosis, goofy hero, supernatural, heroic mission, save the day, deadly creature, palaces castles and temples, love, master villain ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, giving birth to Brian, a reluctant revolutionary of the ...
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, harsh, atmospheric ...
Plot: monty python, disorder, mistaken identity, silly humor, chosen one, music, orchestral, farce, artists and showbiz, show tunes, society, theater ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do ...
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: righting the wronged, robin hood, farce, thief, prince, folk hero, in the woods, witch, adventure, friends, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, jerusalem, egypt, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 95K
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: parody, humorous, epic, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: caveman, adventure, cavemen, circumcision, farce, social misfits, goofy hero, misfit, danger, buddies, partners, disorder ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 21K
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: parody, suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: murder, phone sex, mental institution, false accusation, farce, heroes, danger, silly humor, disorder, mental illness, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, gothic ...
Plot: mad scientist, monster, farce, experiment, scientist, castle, frankenstein, disorder, haunted by the past, inheritance, experiment gone awry, surgery ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s
Place: europe, transylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: parody, not serious, humorous, horror spoof, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, goofy hero, supernatural, nothing goes right, disorder, video camera, exorcism, camera, satire, heroes, dark humor, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, middle east, asia, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman teenager, Atti is forced to join the Roman army when one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero. He is sent to "miserable, cold, wet Britain" where "the natives are revolting - quite literally". Things go from bad ...
Style: parody
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, teenage boy, musical number, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, sword, urine, british, vomiting
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: parody, humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, ghost, dysfunctional family, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, radio, fish out of water, mental illness, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.3
 154K
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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: parody, funny, humorous, horror spoof, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, gross out humor, stupidity, murder, comedy team, secret door, exorcism, dumb, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: parody, humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: good versus evil, vigilantism, religions or cults, obsessive quest, secret identity, undercover, society, escapades, buddies, hanukkah, christmas, family ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Ladies Man (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females?
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, workplace, battle of the sexes, love and romance, college, down on your luck, singleness, college life, absurd humor, unlikely friendships, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: egypt, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, disorder, family relations, culture clash, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism, joke, murder, film within a film, comedy team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new york, kansas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, biting, humorous ...
Plot: roman empire, satire, julius caesar, cleopatra, catacomb, ancient rome, anachronism, conspiracy, heroes, leadership, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: north africa, europe, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.8
 7K
Caveman (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles along gathering other misfits and learning a bit about the world outside ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: caveman, dinosaur, farce, friendship, anti hero, social misfits, heroes, buddies, disorder, friends, heroic mission, leadership ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: brothel, country, prostitute, governor, society, workplace, romance, prostitution, odd couple, love and romance, against the rules, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, ghost, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 978
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, parody, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, chases and races, silly humor, switching roles, desert, cons and scams, social decay, dishonesty, society, farce, fall in love, satire ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: parody, humorous, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, silly humor, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, showbiz, tv show, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, realistic, semi serious, sex comedy
Plot: assassination, roman empire, conspiracy, farce, sexual relations, mate swapping, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, espionage, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, queen, king, manic, power relations, outside help, treatment, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%