Movies like The Firemen's Ball

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The Firemen's Ball (1967)
 7.5
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The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Original name: Hoří, má panenko
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 ball, yet struggle tremendously to find enough pretty contestants. A lottery is planned for later in the evening, but the guests begin stealing the prizes. Then, inevitably, there is a fire in the town... It seems that whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, biting, suspense, sincere, offbeat, realistic, controversial, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, firefighter, lottery, axe, political satire, farce, small town, new wave, society, small town life, retiring, chief, disorder, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, goofy hero, social relations, bittersweet, small time, beauty pageant, dancing, thief, party, snow, theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia

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Black Peter (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, czech republic
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The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, suspense, dark humor, biting, witty ...
Audience: teens
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The Northerners (1992)
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Style: surreal, dark humor, sexy, sexual, humorous ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
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Tin Men (1987)
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, competition, hostility, adultery, car, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy
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Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: suspense, biting, tense, witty, clever ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, future dystopia, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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29%
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Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: dark humor, biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Intimate Lighting (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 71 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
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Leo the Last (1970)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's London town house for rest.
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, suspense, biting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lopitos, who is horribly inefficient but quick-witted, is invited (because of the current ambassador's superstition about 13 sitting down to a meal) to a banquet attended by the ambassadors of both superpowers. After the news of a series of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, power struggle, corruption, humanism, true love, military coup, ideology, ambassador, speech, police corruption, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%