Movies like The Alarmist

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The Alarmist (1997)
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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, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexy, satirical, melancholic, unusual plot structure, splatter, twists and turns ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, investigation, crimes, forgery, innocence lost, workplace, dishonesty, screwball, cons and scams, workplace situations, oral sex, catastrophe, mentor, brutality, adaptation, violence, destiny, first contact, fight scenes, family, gratuitous violence, writers, fantasy world, wartime ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and cult film films with plots about satire, disorder, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Alarmist: Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012), Hijacking Hollywood (1997), Open Season (1995), Scenes from a Mall (1991), So Fine (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Hundred Thousand Dirty (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to the monotonous, oppressive modern American byproduct of suburban sprawl: the urban strip-mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, murder, workplace, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, cons and scams, working class, dark humor, down on your luck, loser, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, satire, disorder, hijacking, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, cons and scams, vengeance, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, workplace situations, boss and employee, media satire, tv show, showbiz, disorder, ambition, media, society, workplace, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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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, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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So Fine (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, disco, opera, gangsters, fashion, fish out of water, down on your luck, family business, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace, society ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, venice, manhattan new york city, israel ...
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The Big Tease (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Thinking he's competing in Los Angeles' hot Platinum Scissors contest, Scottish hairstylist Crawford (Craig Ferguson) leaves Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event. When he learns he's a mere audience member, Crawford must find ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, underdog, down on your luck, heroic mission, silly humor, competition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, scotland, california, europe, usa ...
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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, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, intense, clever ...
Plot: casino, greed, gambling, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, change of luck, dark humor, feud, jealousy, money, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
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48%
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100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: introspection, moral dilemma, femme fatale, manipulation, infidelity, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, detroit
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Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, dark humor, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts, hawaii
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Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media satire, family problems, vengeance, infidelity, dishonesty, social decay, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson is a mockumentary on the disappearance of a fictitious wealthy British film producer, Kevin Johnson, who is dealing in sex, lies and blackmail in Hollywood.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: investigation, filmmaking, satire, tv crew, crimes, artists and showbiz, media, media satire, celebrity culture, hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Consuming Passions (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Adapted from a play written by two Monty Python vets, this toothy satire launches with a tragic accident at Chumley's chocolate factory when hapless manager Ian Littleton (Tyler Butterworth) accidentally knocks several employees into a huge ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: factory, dishonesty, workplace, crimes, cooking and food, dark humor, disorder, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace situations, corporate crimes, corporate crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Jury Duty (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, legal action, dishonesty, disorder, legal, misfit, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, fish out of water, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
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Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A junkie nurse rules the night shift at a convalescent hospital.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace, against the rules, life is a bitch, dishonesty, dark humor, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, cons and scams, elderly, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, disorder, fighting the system, nothing goes right, workplace situations, boss and employee, fish out of water, introspection, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, crime gone awry, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, dark humor, cons and scams, vengeance, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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42%
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, disorder, revolution, couples, infidelity, cons and scams, down on your luck, culture clash, rebelliousness, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
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Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, stylized, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, rivals, friendship, feud, old woman, male female relationship, internet, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona
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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: surreal, semi serious, suspense, absurd, neurotic ...
Plot: dark humor, workplace situations, gangsters, hotel, witch, bet, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water, disorder, hotel room, mischievous children, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, boss and employee, social misfits, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, media, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, actor's life, disorder, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, cruise, goofy hero, hidden identity, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
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Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, hopes, religions or cults, satire, miraculous event, investigation, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, cons and scams, anti war ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, biting ...
Plot: job promotion, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, power relations, workplace romance, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace, dishonesty, rise to the top, satire, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
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I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, odd couple, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Live Nude Girls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Shane inherits a gentleman's club from his estranged uncle, he leaves his Midwestern home for Los Angeles. Run by a booze hound and employing a dozen out of control strippers, Shane must do everything he can to save the club from ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, nightclub, boss and employee, disorder, bankruptcy, sex scene, strip club, drug use, stripper, save the day, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, dark humor, friendship, lifestyle, society, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, buddies, down on your luck, disorder, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, italy, usa, europe, venice ...
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