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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, 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, swan, female impersonator, dominatrix ...
Time: 20th century, 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, witty and realistic films with plots about disorder, satire, family relations, culture clash, farce, friendship and friends mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Magic Christian: Heavens Above! (1963), The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989), Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977), The Loved One (1965), Smile (1975). 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: satire, church, fall in love, social misfits, disorder, anti heroes, small town life, social relations, religions or cults, nothing goes right, love and romance, clergy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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95%
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: offbeat, cult film, cynical, humorous, biting ...
Plot: cold war, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, president, pilot, captain, anti war, communism, nuclear threat, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1942
Place: pentagon, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: culture clash, adventure, adventurer, farce, fish out of water, danger, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, friendship, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sexy, semi serious, touching, humorous, witty ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, buddies, friends, love and romance, parents and children, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, family relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, dark humor, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, funeral home, funeral, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, artists and showbiz, pets, hollywood, actor's life, family life, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: biting, realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, suburbs, mischievous children, teenage life, love and romance, small town life, social differences, couples, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: farm, satire, fish out of water, profanity, self discovery, breeding, disorder, culture clash, strong sexual content, family life, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, dark humor, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, life is a bitch, friendship, down on your luck, buddies, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, disorder, fictional reality, satire ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Mazzetti (Marcello Mastroianni), a driving instructor, lives with his wife Irène (Catherine Deneuve) and their young. After a series of dizzy spells, he goes to the doctor and discovers that he is four-month pregnant. Marco then becomes ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: self discovery, gender bending, couples, gender, urban, disorder, midlife crisis, pregnancy, miraculous event, family relations, switching roles, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, mistaken identity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: satire, village, pig, small town, working class, nothing goes right, couple relations, ambition, crime gone awry, society, village life, blind ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: surreal, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, parents and children, communication problem, family relations, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, disorder, lifestyle, estrangement, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, witty, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, hitman, reunion, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly, partners, friendship, buddies, death wish, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Best Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vadik Volnov (Garik Kharlamov) dies on his own wedding of cannabis overdose and has to prove to God that he is worthy to enter Heaven. During his conversation with God's secretary, Vadik recalls numerous memorable moments of his earthly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, surrealism, storytelling, dialogue, father son relationship, adventure, heroes, love and romance, family relations, death, god, alcohol ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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City Slickers (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: New York meets the west in this comedy starring Billy Crystal. Three New York business men decide to take a 'Wild West' vacation that turns out to not be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, cattle drive, friendship, midlife crisis, cowboy, buddies, vacation, radio, bittersweet, yuppie, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, colorado, spain, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, romance, eccentric family, youth, family relations, graduation, teenage life, adolescent boy, human nature, high school life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, womanizer, prostitute, doctors and patients, unlikely couple, power relations, couple relations, couples, looking for love, dishonesty, self discovery, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: lumberjack, monty python, satire, chef, blackmail, foot race, obstacle course, stupidity, musical number, compilation, cult, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, fish out of water, parents and children, life turned upside down, friends, introspection, disorder, buddies, ocean or sea, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Birds of a Feather (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, transvestism, comedy of errors, lifestyle, couples, gender bending, gender, dishonesty, hidden identity, parents and children, couple relations, meet the parents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cote d'azur, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, farce, self discovery, misfit, animal life, getting home, family life, dog, adventure, stupidity, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stylized, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, couple relations, family relations, social differences, romance, intrigue, couples, fall in love, power relations, parents and children, servant, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, buddies, farce, road trip, screwball, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa, texas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: clever, humorous, witty, biting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, vampire, superhero, fish out of water, society, destiny, femme fatale, clergy, religions or cults, heroes, disorder, dominatrix ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
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, humorous, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, high society, farce, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, nothing goes right, friendship, social decay, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ 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: dark humor, realistic, sexual, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: friendship, satire, rape, police officer, vengeance, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, friends, strong female presence, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In England, the times are a changing: it's mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had enough of missing out on the sexual revolution. He begs his smooth (and misogynistic) ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, looking for love, buddies, partners, wooing, lifestyle, rebelliousness, friendship, couples, teenage life, nightlife, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, love and romance, looking for love, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, masturbation, answering machine, eccentricity, loneliness, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, funny, humorous, light
Plot: fish out of water, absurdism, self discovery, morphing, human nature, transformation, brawl, disorder, redemption, uncover truth, friends, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Plot: desire for fame, parody, filmmaking, survival, disorder, escapades, obsessive quest, in the woods, nothing goes right, buddies, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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