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The Magic Christian (1969)
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The Magic Christian (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, psychedelic, captivating, light, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, surrealism, adoption, friendship, self discovery, disorder, supernatural, family relations, family business, vampire, adventure, inheritance, friends, transvestism, farce, buddies, manners, goofy hero, music, nazi, gorilla, yacht, graffiti, swan, auction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: big ben london

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Most similar movies to The Magic Christian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, witty and realistic films with plots about disorder, satire, friends, friendship, culture clash, farce and family relations mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Magic Christian: Heavens Above! (1963), The Loved One (1965), Floundering (1994), Leon the Pig Farmer (1992), Ultrachrist! (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heavens Above! (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A naive but caring prison chaplain, who happens to have the same last name as an upper class cleric, is by mistake appointed as vicar to a small and prosperous country town. His belief in charity and forgiveness sets him at odds with the ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious
Plot: satire, church, priest, factory, fish out of water, prison, village life, nothing goes right, rebellion, misfit, clergy, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, anti war, president, military base, catastrophe, weirdo, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: pentagon, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Loved One (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: funeral home, love triangle, funeral, parents and children, hollywood, siblings relations, family life, family relations, pets, actor's life, artists and showbiz, eating disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, mentally unstable, buddies, friendship, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, society, disorder, fictional reality, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, venice, europe, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish boy from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.
Style: offbeat, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farm, satire, self discovery, family life, family relations, disorder, breeding, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, culture clash, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, yorkshire
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Ultrachrist! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would Jesus do if he returned to Earth and discovered he could no longer relate to the youth of today?
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, religions or cults, destiny, heroes, clergy, society, disorder, vampire, superhero, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shut Up and Shoot  Me (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Colin Frampton is an Englishman who never stops worrying, not even on holiday in Prague. When Colin's wife is accidentally squashed by a statue, he decides that he can't face life without her. So Colin bribes Pavel to help him die. An ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: criminal heroes, deadly, friendship, reunion, misfit, hitman, gangsters, partners, death in the family, disorder, buddies, death wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague
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45%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, strong female presence, family relations, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is the immediate continuation of Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, released the previous year. Having fortuitously discovered a photograph in which Marthe embraces someone unknown, clothed with a chequed jacket, Étienne Dorsay becomes ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: friendship, tennis, midlife crisis, buddies, love and romance, friends, love affair, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: americana, friendship, disorder, friends, partners, unemployment, buddies, desire for fame, society, experimenting, profanity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Last Stop for Paul (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Charlie and Cliff decide they want to go to the Full Moon party in Thailand. Along the way they travel around the world sprinkling the ashes of their dead friend Paul. As they go from country to country they meet a wide variety of crazy people and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, self discovery, escapades, travel, death of friend, adventure, society, partners, dealing with death, buddies, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, los angeles, thailand, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What's New Pussycat (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, couples, womanizer, catastrophe, fashion, power relations, disorder, love and romance, goofy hero, prostitute, dishonesty, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, friends, disorder, couples, silly humor, school, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: adolescent boy, family relations, friendship, coming of age, eccentric family, romance, youth, graduation, teenage life, teenage boy, satire, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, ironic, satirical, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, love and romance, looking for love, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, answering machine, phone sex, masturbation, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, surrealism, death, artist, disorder, family relations, singleness, eccentric family, graphic violence, couples, church, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Magicians (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: rivalry, guillotine, contests and competitions, ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz, odd couple, friendship, nothing goes right, parody, wizards and magicians, stage magician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Casino Royale (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: 007, espionage, parody, chase, farce, satire, escapades, betrayal, undercover, race against time, kgb, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: scotland, england, germany, big ben london, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: comedy of errors, life turned upside down, satire, disorder, social relations, politics, society, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
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If I Were a Boy (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jeanne wakes up one morning and her life is about to take a funny turn, at first sight nothing has changed in her - to a small detail.
Style: absurd, captivating, light, funny, humorous
Plot: morphing, self discovery, human nature, absurdism, fish out of water, transformation, disorder, brawl, female protagonist, love, redemption, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
An Italian Name (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paolo and his wife are waiting a baby and deciding his name, but it seems that Paolo's family and friends don't really like the chosen name.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: family gatherings, family problems, family relations, pregnancy, couples, disorder, ego clash, friendship, friends, under the surface, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, humorous, witty, clever, not serious ...
Plot: lumberjack, monty python, satire, parody, farce, chef, obstacle course, foot race, stupidity, blackmail, compilation, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Who's Your Monkey? (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Jacksonville, Florida, four friends since grade school who are now in their early 30s face the challenges of adulthood: Hutto is about to become a father, Laith is intimidated by his girlfriend's sexuality, a grieving Bobby drinks heavily ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, disorder, nothing goes right, best friends, crimes, friends, car accident, surgery, grief, buddies, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Almodovar's first film of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. He covers everything from drugs and sexual violence, to female masochism.
Style: humorous, sexual, witty, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, satire, revenge, lesbian, rape, police officer, punk, vengeance, couple relations, drug abuse, fall in love, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous, talky ...
Plot: high society, farce, satire, smuggling, friendship, heroin, police brutality, guest, dream, social decay, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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August 15th (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three men are abandonned by their wives for a few days in the summer holidays. They are alone with five kids to feed and a house to maintain. And they will learn what they did wrong with their wives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: beach, self discovery, family relations, friends, disorder, life turned upside down, buddies, introspection, fish out of water, parents and children, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%