Movies like Life of Brian

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Life of Brian (1979)
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Life of Brian (1979)
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 pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.
Style: parody, cult film, controversial, humorous, clever, witty, offbeat, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, roman empire, satire, monty python, christmas, farce, weirdo, execution, mistaken identity, dungeon, crucifix, cult, jewish, heroes, misfit, ancient, historical character, religions or cults, holiday, god or devil, leader, anti hero, danger, society, reluctant ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, palestine

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Most similar movies to Life of Brian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, parody and not serious films with plots about satire, farce, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, mentor and disorder mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Life of Brian: Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), A Private Function (1984), Fierce Creatures (1997), The Hebrew Hammer (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, surreal, cult film ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, king arthur, sword fight, knight, courage, disorder, absurd humor, surrealism ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a ...
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, clever, controversial ...
Plot: satire, heaven and hell, dark humor, monty python, cult, graphic violence, sexuality, chaos, grim reaper, fish, christmas, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 1910s, 1870s
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons.
Style: parody, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: lumberjack, monty python, satire, chef, farce, stupidity, compilation, obstacle course, foot race, blackmail, cult, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, giving birth to Brian, a reluctant revolutionary of the ...
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, harsh, atmospheric ...
Plot: monty python, disorder, mistaken identity, silly humor, chosen one, music, orchestral, farce, artists and showbiz, show tunes, society, theater ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, biting, suspense, odd, mad ...
Plot: satire, insanity, stupidity, weirdo, monty python, cross dressing, crossdressing, chaos and mayhem, showbiz, rock, fish out of water, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Kazakhstan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, absurd, controversial, banned film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, satire, travel, racism, anti semitism, dark humor, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, silly humor, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, showbiz, tv show, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lawyer, heist, zoophilia, robbery, suprisingly clever, stuttering, betrayal, screwball, trial, thief, court, silencer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, witty, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, village, countryside, small town, working class, pig, social differences, ambition, society, crimes, couples, village life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fierce Creatures (1997)
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, absurd, satirical, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zoo, animals, farce, greed, business, danger, obnoxious boss, workplace intrigue, businessman, animal, marketing, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
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: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, middle east, asia, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hebrew Hammer (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus's evil son.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: good versus evil, vigilantism, religions or cults, obsessive quest, secret identity, undercover, society, escapades, buddies, hanukkah, christmas, family ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Clockwise (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, chaos, school, race against time, obsession, nothing goes right, disorder, power relations, profanity, teachers and students, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, biting, humorous ...
Plot: roman empire, satire, julius caesar, cleopatra, catacomb, ancient rome, anachronism, conspiracy, heroes, leadership, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: north africa, europe, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 146K
Brüno (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, funny, parody ...
Plot: gay slur, satire, gay, social satire, fashion, fame, society, gender, lifestyle, stereotypes, misfit, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, austria, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Missionary (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes
Style: clever, humorous, sexy, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: bishop, prostitute, satire, hopes, society, love and romance, clergy, going straight, couple relations, fall in love, rescue, couples ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century
Place: london, england, africa, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, biting, cynical ...
Plot: politics, satire, media, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, rise to the top, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, media satire, political corruption, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, danger, society, state affairs, politics, head of state, profanity, silly humor, chaos, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos and mayhem, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, ussr, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: humorous, suspense, absurd, odd, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dictator, un, culture clash, satire, dark humor, megalomaniac, farce, society, fish out of water, nuclear, death, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
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: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, disorder, family relations, culture clash, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism, joke, murder, film within a film, comedy team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new york, kansas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, chaos, religions or cults, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Plot: journalism, satire, office, terrorism, media, danger, racism, sketch, media satire, society, disorder, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, parody, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beast, village, adventure, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, goofy hero, imaginary, danger, heroes, palaces castles and temples, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: It is essentially the same concept as an English Monty Python's episode, but in German. The paintings by Albrecht Dürer, fall victim to silly animations. Little Red Riding Hood shows up too. A number of familiar sketches, including the ...
Style: parody, cult movie cast, absurd
Plot: monty python, stereotype, song, surrealism, singer, joke, violence, pop culture, comedian, absurd humor, actress playing multiple roles, part animation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: satire, couple relations, media, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, buddies, workplace, love and romance, social relations, friends, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1948, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Erik the Viking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
Style: humorous, parody, offbeat, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: viking, satire, adventure, norse mythology, vikings, good versus evil, norse god, self discovery, friends, silly humor, heroic mission, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, 10th century, 8th century, 11th century
Place: norway, australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.
Style: parody, horror spoof, humorous, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: evil alien, satire, danger, journalism, race against time, disorder, stupid, stupidity, chases and races, space and aliens, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, parody, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, media, debate, campaign, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, disorder, comedy of errors, false accusation, interracial relations, misfit, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%