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, controversial, funny, humorous, satirical, surreal, absurd, thought provoking, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: religion, satire, monty python, christmas, jewish, ancient rome, ancient, absurdism, dark humor, god, male nudity, british, jesus, humour, cult, mistaken identity, execution, mission, atheism, religious, female nudity, surrealism, catastrophe, medieval, gay ...
Time: biblical epic, 1st century, 1930s, 30s
Place: ancient greece, jerusalem, palestine, middle east, holy land

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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, absurd and funny films with plots about satire, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, suprisingly clever, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Life of Brian: Brüno (2009), Fierce Creatures (1997), Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), History of the World: Part I (1981). 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, surreal, parody, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: monty python, king arthur, holy grail, knight, arthurian legend, satire, medieval, sword fight, surrealism, monk, legends and myths, cult ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
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Monty Python's 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: parody, funny, surreal, philosophical, absurd ...
Plot: satire, surrealism, cult, monty python, philosophy, death, dark humor, existentialism, afterlife, greed, meaning of life, gluttony ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1870s, 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: funny, parody, humorous, controversial, stylized ...
Plot: gay, social satire, gay slur, lgbt, gender, fame, stereotypes, homosexuality, sex, obsession, fashion, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, middle east, israel, europe ...
⇓ 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: surreal, funny, absurd, parody, witty ...
Plot: satire, cult, surrealism, monty python, life philosophy, male nudity, irreverent, life & death, life, mentor, vengeance, television ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, light, absurd, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zoo, greed, farce, moral ambiguity, obnoxious boss, father son relationship, workplace intrigue, animals, businessman, sarcasm, marketing, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sitcom, humorous, parody, political ...
Plot: satire, sketch show, humour, supernatural, serial killer, lgbtq, insanity, stupidity, weirdo, surrealism, monty python, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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: funny, humorous, satirical, dramatic, light ...
Plot: heist, zoophilia, screwball, dark humor, con artists, manipulation, satire, betrayal, hitman, american abroad, mission, artist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, california, europe, britain, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, satire, torture, revolution, farce, ancient, jesus, jewish, irreverent, transformation, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 1st century, prehistory, future, 16th century ...
Place: rome italy, france, ancient greece, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, gothic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, experiment, frankenstein, mad scientist, castle, scientist, supernatural, satire, laboratory, farce, hunchback, reanimation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 70s
Place: transylvania, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, art house, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, monk, satire, chaos, society, greed, mistaken identity, visceral, religion, estrangement, social decay, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, spain, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, light, talky, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, heroes, satire, curses spells and rituals, monster, good versus evil, goofy hero, sword, beast, irreverent ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, cynical, talky, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, art, creativity, artists and showbiz, couples, showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, buddies, actor's life, nosy ...
Time: 18th century, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, humorous, talky ...
Plot: surrealism, dream, satire, high society, adultery, farce, twists and turns, social satire, dark humor, absurdism, bourgeoisie, food ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: surreal, stylized, funny, parody, humorous ...
Plot: viking, medieval, satire, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, time, alternate reality, immortality, parallel universe, monty python, life & death, sexualized violence ...
Time: 9th century, 10th century, 11th century, middle ages, 8th century
Place: norway, australia, england, fictional island
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
Style: clever, humorous, thought provoking, parody, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: satire, depression, addiction, obsession, scientist, insanity, drugs, cancer, irreverent, gangsters, television, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, talky, stylized ...
Plot: satire, working class, small town, food, countryside, village, couples, society, ambition, village life, social differences, revolution ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1947, 70s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: campy, controversial, disturbing, biting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, dysfunctional family, cult, suburbs, abortion, suspense, satire, bdsm, lgbtq, transvestite, loser, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, california, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Will Ferrell stars in a stand-up comedy as George W. Bush in this take on the former President of the United States. After playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live for many years, funny man Will Ferrell brings his impression to Broadway to send ...
Style: parody, humorous, talky, light, funny ...
Plot: politics, patriotism, election, white house, state affairs, george w. bush, satire, suspense, topical humor, greed, president, nude ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, poland, middle east, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: talky, humorous, cynical, surreal, funny ...
Plot: art, writers, psychiatrist, writer's life, human nature, alienation, relationships, satire, sexual content, psychiatry, prostitution, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: funny, road movie, witty, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, school, time, farce, obsession, chaos, chase, caper, nude, vengeance, twists and turns, railway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ 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: sexy, humorous, clever, bloody, melancholic ...
Plot: satire, priest, powerful ending, dysfunctional family, twists and turns, kidnapping, secrets, church, nude, runaway, doctors, prostitution ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century
Place: england, london, europe, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
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: absurd, humorous, controversial, parody, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, racism, travel, dark humor, culture clash, stereotypes, stupidity, road trip, nude, fish out of water, toilet humor, islam ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: parody, funny, satirical, witty, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, politics, sarcasm, farce, nothing goes right, society, actor's life, stand up comedian, islam, lone hero, mentor ...
Place: india, middle east, egypt, new delhi, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: absurd, talky, surreal, humorous, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, psychiatrist, satire, character study, justice, fictional biography, artists and showbiz, switching roles, missing person, disappearance, therapy, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, paris france, bronx new york city, vatican, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 8K
Yellowbeard (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For years Yellowbeard had looted the Spanish Main, making men eat their lips and swallow their hearts. Caught and convicted for tax evasion, he's sentenced to 20 years in St. Victim's Prison for the Extremely Naughty. In a scheme to ...
Style: parody, humorous, stylized, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pirate, satire, farce, sword fight, sea, time, lone hero, swashbuckler, mars, mentor, irreverent, british ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: christmas, hanukkah, jewish, satire, blaxploitation, good versus evil, vigilantism, religions or cults, secret identity, obsessive quest, undercover, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 6K
Teddy Bear (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The main character, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances, is a manager of a sports club in Poland. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a tournament. It appears that somebody has torn out ...
Style: funny, sexy, parody, poignant, affectionate ...
Plot: communism, satire, gunfight, life & death, hip hop, honest, hospital, loneliness, life philosophy, life, macabre, greed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, brazil, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, talky, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: parenthood, comedian, sarcasm, dark humor, performance, social problems, everyday life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, sexual activity, society, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: road movie, humorous, melancholic, funny, thought provoking ...
Plot: on the road, road trip, eccentricity, existentialism, friendship, food, sarcasm, loneliness, midlife crisis, restaurant, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: humorous, parody, satirical, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, addiction, fish out of water, high school life, teachers and students, high school, dark humor, female protagonist, parenthood, disorder, gender ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%