Movies like History of the World: Part I

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 6.9
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History of the World: Part I
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, not serious, funny, offbeat, realistic, satirical, light, absurd, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, revolution, roman empire, nothing goes right, torture, verbal byplay, social differences, religions or cults, jesus, storytelling, irreverent, mentor, chase, state affairs, jews, disorder, end of the world, fantasy world, alone in the world, adaptation, politics, culture clash, spanish inquisition, french revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, 16th century, ancient history, future, stone age, 1st century ...
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, funny, absurd and witty films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, adaptation, disorder and parody mostly in Comedy, History and Music genres. Some movies like History of the World: Part I: Silent Movie (1976), Life Stinks (1991), High Anxiety (1977), Spaceballs (1987), The Twelve Chairs (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silent Movie
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: parody, chase, hollywood, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, farce, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.8
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Life Stinks
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, funny, realistic, witty ...
Plot: homeless, farce, switching roles, self discovery, greed, rags to riches, rich and poor, surveillance, social differences, fish out of water, mentor, parody ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   60%
    User:   72%
 
 6.7
 17K
High Anxiety
Genre: Comedy
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: clever, suspenseful, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: parody, murder, protagonist as suspect, screwball, false accusation, chase, hotel, mental institution, frame up, conspiracy, crimes, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
Start the Revolution Without Me
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, absurd, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, revolution, twins, parody, chase, swashbuckler, screwball, social differences, storytelling, dishonesty, wine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, spain, england
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System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 7.1
 154K
Spaceballs
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, talky, funny, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, space travel, adventure, space opera, chase, alien, outer space, desert, master villain, technology, space wars ...
Time: future, 80s
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
The Twelve Chairs
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: satirical, stylized, witty, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, farce, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, chase, road trip, hidden treasure, mentor, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, adventure, twins, mistaken identity, anti heroes, marijuana, buddies, goofy hero, odd couple, switching roles, siblings relations, dialogue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
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, dracula, farce, goofy hero, palaces castles and temples, supernatural, stupidity, love, master villain, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, transylvania
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
To Be or Not to Be
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, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: farce, war, gay, nazis, wartime, anti heroes, jews, nazi, holocaust, censorship, heroic mission, jewish ...
Place: poland, england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
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, not serious, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, islam, actor's life, indians, sarcasm, parody, dumb, frame up, stupidity, religions or cults, lame ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Young Frankenstein
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, witty, gothic, not serious, funny ...
Plot: mad scientist, parody, monster, farce, destiny, experiment, scientist, experiment gone awry, palaces castles and temples, mars, monsters, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, dungeon, transylvania, medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
Young Einstein
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beatuiful French scientist Marie Curie, as ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, factual, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: farce, folk hero, beer, australian, rock and roll, prodigy, innocence lost, creativity, cons and scams, experiment gone awry, nothing goes right, science ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
Haunted Honeymoon
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, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, parody, radio, werewolf, dysfunctional family, murder, ghost, mischievous children, haunted house, single parent, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
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System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
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The Ladies Man
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, buddies, goofy hero, womanizer, stupidity, dumb, couple relations, storytelling, parody, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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Bowfinger
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, witty, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, parody, farce, filmmaking, movie business, twins, comedy of errors, paranoia, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
Pauly Shore Is Dead
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, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, filmmaking, store, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: master criminal, parody, aging, crime, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, mystery, heist, pornography, camp, death, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, soviet union, usa ...
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System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
 6.1
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Down Periscope
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, farce, underdog, military, nothing goes right, chase, goofy hero, underwater, sarcasm, heroic mission, catastrophe, ocean or sea ...
Place: florida, usa, san francisco, russia
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System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
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Canadian Bacon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, farce, cold war, culture clash, president, conspiracy, head of state, political conspiracy, corruption, sarcasm, political, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
Born in East L.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, parody, culture clash, comedy of errors, interracial relations, factory, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
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The Producers
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: farce, broadway, greed, nazi, cross dressing, nothing goes right, nazis, buddies, cons and scams, runaway, jews, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, poland, germany, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
The Hebrew Hammer
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, jewish, save the day, jews, judaism, irreverent, religions or cults, stereotypes, sexualized violence, good versus evil, farce, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
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Blazing Saddles
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, witty, not serious, satirical, funny ...
Plot: parody, small town, prejudice, gunfight, chase, racism, race issues, cowboy, anti heroes, stupidity, desert, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
 8.1
 319K
Life of Brian
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, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: parody, christianity, cult, monty python, roman empire, religion, farce, mistaken identity, anti heroes, jesus, male nudity, irreverent ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, dungeon, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, journalism, stupidity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, blindness, shark, dumb, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: california, usa, new york, san diego california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
The Kentucky Fried Movie
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, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
Plot: parody, martial arts, culture clash, danger, kung fu, disorder, siblings relations, foul language, nothing goes right, pornography, heroes, irreverent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: manhattan new york city, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
 7.1
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Bananas
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Plot: politics, revolution, assassination, rebellion, president, misfit, political, world politics, state affairs, screwball, chaos, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
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: clever, humorous, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, writers, filmmaking, showbiz, lame, artists and showbiz, sarcasm, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
Fierce Creatures
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, greed, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, zoo, culture clash, cons and scams, workplace intrigue, animals, british, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
Young Doctors in Love
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An "Airplane!"-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; there's a mafioso on the loose disguised ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hospital, gangsters, goofy hero, cross dressing, mafia, young lovers, doctors, save the day, farce, doctors and patients, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   27%
 
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