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The Meaning of Life (1983)
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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 healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, clever, controversial, witty, offbeat, biting, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: satire, heaven and hell, dark humor, monty python, cult, sexuality, graphic violence, chaos, grim reaper, christmas, fish, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock, friends, christianity, couple relations, afterlife, cause and meaning, holiday, love and romance, childbirth, social problems, child birth, farce, society ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s, 1870s, 1910s
Place: england, europe, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, witty, clever and offbeat films with plots about satire, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, catastrophe, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Musical and Music genres. Some movies like The Meaning of Life: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Life of Brian (1979), Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), Clockwise (1986), The Ruling Class (1972). 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
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, humorous, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: transvestism, lgbt, cult, mad scientist, butler, cannibalism, dancer, dark and stormy night, castle, audience participation, gender bending, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: parody, cult film, controversial, humorous, clever ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, roman empire, satire, monty python, mistaken identity, farce, execution, dungeon, christmas, weirdo, crucifix, cult ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ 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 ⇓
59%
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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
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52%
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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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
36%
The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is ...
Style: cult film, witty, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, delusion, country estate, mental illness, crimes, deadly, schizophrenia, split personality, misfit, couples, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, 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 ⇓
34%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, buddies, rehearsal, director, disorder, nosy, couple relations, nothing goes right, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
32%
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around ...
Style: humorous, cynical, satirical, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, dark humor, military, family relations, military life, infantrymen, superior officer, wartime life, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Shock Treatment (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, satire, tv show, mental institution, fictional game show, media, contests and competitions, misfit, crumbling marriage, ambition, unfulfillment, media satire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by ...
Style: semi serious, witty, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, state affairs, nothing goes right, journalism, fighting the system, mad scientist, chaos and mayhem, doctors and patients, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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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: humorous, witty, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, misfit, pornography, suburbs, abortion, satire, family relations, strangulation, foot fetish, eccentric family, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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Help! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: the beatles, adventure, mad scientist, good versus evil, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, chase, cult, music, kidnapping, treasure hunt, world domination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: music, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, against the odds, satire, couples, estrangement, ambition, performer's life, soul music, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
29%
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". In the tradition of ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, media, showbiz, media satire, chaos and mayhem, chaos, laser, filmmaking, disorder, social satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
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: farce, high society, satire, friendship, smuggling, police brutality, heroin, guest, dream, dark humor, social decay, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Meet the Feebles (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: New Zealand, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, ...
Style: surreal, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: pornography, dark humor, satire, drug addiction, theater, terminal illness, pow, journalism, revenge, addiction, drug abuse, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, human nature, alienation, writer's block, art, writing, creative block, profanity, sexual content, heaven and hell, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%