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Insignificance (1985)
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Insignificance (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four 1950s cultural icons (Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Senator Joseph MacCarthy) who conceivably could have met but probably didn't, fictionally do so in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flash-backs and flash-forwards centering on the fictional Einstein's current observations, childhood memories, and apprehensions for the future.
Style: witty, clever, realistic, humorous, mind bending, semi serious, post modern, thought provoking, cerebral, talky ...
Plot: hotel, hotel room, writer's life, mathematics, anti war, satire, artists and showbiz, couples, switching roles, celebrity culture, guilt, baseball, seduction, professor, miscarriage, actress, legs, misunderstanding, senator, nuclear bomb, pacifism, skirt, baseball player, mccarthyism, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 80s
Place: new york, hiroshima japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, witty, realistic and clever films with plots about mentor, dialogue, adaptation, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway and brutality mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Insignificance: A Midwinter's Tale (1995), Dead Tired (1994), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), Sweet Liberty (1986), Monster in a Box (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, play, friends, unemployment, celebrity culture, showbiz, village life, village, silly humor, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: england, australia, london
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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: self discovery, twins, disorder, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, writers, eviction, apartment, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, unlikely couple, couple relations, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: actor, historian, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: live performance, human nature, introspection, showbiz, midlife crisis, media satire, creative block, friends, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, musician's life, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, family relations, couple relations, social differences, romance, parents and children, fall in love, intrigue, power relations, couples, servant, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, artists and showbiz, buddies, love and romance, odd couple, actor's life, partners, golden years, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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62%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, infidelity, urban, couple relations, city life, social differences, store, parents and children, human nature, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, funny, talky ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, director, actor's life, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, nosy, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: suspense, biting, witty, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, violence spree, social decay, deadly, investigation, crimes, society, graphic violence, meet the parents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, screwball, forgery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, workplace, oral sex, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ritz (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
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Place: new york
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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, urban, infidelity, mistaken identity, love triangle, comedy of errors, couple relations, comeback, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, trapped in an elevator, suicide, telephone, breakup, disorder, couples, social worker, family problems, human nature, couple relations, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, pig, village, countryside, small town, working class, crime gone awry, disorder, black market, couples, social relations, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, profanity, sexual content, heaven and hell, postmodernism, suffering ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, love and romance, hopes, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new york, germany, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Buddy Buddy (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, crimes, crumbling marriage, partners, buddies, dishonesty, odd couple, farce, clinic ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, friends, couples, disorder, artists and showbiz, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Critic's Choice (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: psychologist, relationship vs career, couple relations, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, critic, teenage boy, jealousy, director ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Four Rooms (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, twist ending, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, workplace situations, hotel, witch, bet, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, disorder, hotel room, mischievous children, multiple storylines, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Recorded November 10th, 2011 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and only available for purchase online, Louis C.K. follows up his 2010 concert film Hilarious with a new hour’s worth of shrewdly observed and periodically profane material. He ...
Style: cynical, humorous, one man show, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, performance, artists and showbiz, social problems, profanity, politically correct, society, theater, death, sexual perversion, sex talk, stand up special ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, religions or cults, chaos, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, life turned upside down, couple relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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41%