Movies like The Impostors

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The Impostors (1998)
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The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, cruise, hidden identity, goofy hero, ocean liner, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan, screwball, couple relations, stewardess, couples, actor's life, disorder, siblings relations, stowaway, theatre play, british, dancing, terrorist, police ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films with plots about disorder, dialogue, runaway, mentor, farce, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Impostors: Noises Off... (1992), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Meeting Spencer (2011), Silent Movie (1976), Dead Tired (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: backstage, actor's life, 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: iowa, new york, manhattan new york city, london
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95%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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91%
Meeting Spencer (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a series of Hollywood flops, famed director Harris Chappell (Jeffrey Tambor) returns to New York to relaunch his Broadway career. But Chappell's triumphant comeback begins to spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, comedy of errors, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, theatre director, broadway, comeback, society, friendship, screwball, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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81%
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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 ⇓
78%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: disorder, twins, self discovery, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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74%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, infidelity, couple relations, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, love triangle, urban, couples, comeback ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: historian, actor, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, professor, couples, celebrity culture, actor's life, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
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62%
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Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, siblings relations, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, couples, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, disorder, promotion, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, couple relations, self discovery, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, disorder, love and romance, faked death, nothing goes right, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, womanizer, romance, mistress, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, idiotic, absurd, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, single parent, family relations, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, professor, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, blind character, blindness and impaired vision, film within a film, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, down on your luck, urban, dog, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, actor, village, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, nothing goes right, actor's life, friends, silly humor, village life, showbiz, unemployment ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: england, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, filmmaking, nothing goes right, mystery, disorder, school, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, eccentricity, dark humor, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: semi serious, witty, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, network, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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45%
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, nothing goes right, fighting the system, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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42%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: heist, train, airport, chase, culture clash, promotion, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
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41%
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, screwball, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, workplace, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, forgery, oral sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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41%
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The Best and the Brightest (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious
Plot: disorder, couple relations, obsession, kindergarten, farce, blind ambition, parents and children, mistaken identity, moral dilemma, hidden identity, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
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41%
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The Ladies Man (2000)
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, witty, funny, light, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, true love, love and romance, farce, nothing goes right, goofy hero, odd couple, buddies, sexual relations, dishonesty, wrestling ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, gay interest, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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40%
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: parody, humorous, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media, misfit, media satire, nothing goes right, dark humor, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, breakup, nothing goes right, love and romance, disorder, dark humor, friends, couples, redemption, down on your luck, best friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Happy Easter (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chronic serial womanizer Stephane Margelle (Jean-Paul Belmondo) drops his wife Sophie (Marie Laforet) off at the airport so she can go away for Easter weekend. He immediately picks up beautiful young Julie (Sophie Marceau), who has just had a fight ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nothing goes right, dishonesty, infidelity, disorder, couples, adulterer, adultery, undressing, airport, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%