Movies and TV shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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 observational sketches without punchlines. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam, often sequenced or merged with live action. The first episode was recorded on 7 September and broadcast on 5 October 1969 on BBC One, with 45 episodes airing over four series from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV. The show often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life, especially that of professionals, and is at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python were highly educated. Terry Jones and Michael Palin are Oxford University graduates; Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman attended Cambridge University; and American-born member Terry Gilliam is an Occidental College graduate. Their comedy is often pointedly intellectual, with numerous erudite references to philosophers and literary figures. The series followed and elaborated upon the style used by Spike Milligan in his ground breaking series Q5, rather than the traditional sketch show format. The team intended their humour to be impossible to categorise, and succeeded so completely that the adjective "Pythonesque" was invented to define it and, later, similar material.
Style: surreal, biting, humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, not serious, post modern, adult animation
Plot: satire, crossdressing, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, rock, family relations, insanity, odd, accountant, artists and showbiz, cult, reporter, society, chaos and mayhem, mishap, chaos, nothing goes right, dimwit, impersonating, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, fish out of water, media satire ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, witty and realistic films and TV series with plots about satire, parody, disorder, joke, absurdism, comedian and british humour mostly in Comedy, Music and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Kids in the Hall (1988), At Last the 1948 Show (1967), A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987), Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), The Benny Hill Show (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kids in the Hall (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous television show ran from 1988 to 1994 on CBC in Canada, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
Place: canada
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And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
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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
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At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: witty, humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal
Plot: satire, couple relations, friends, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace, lifestyle, buddies, human nature, media, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, musician, artists and showbiz, yuppie, media, silly humor, satire, social satire, actor playing himself, musical number, monologue, absurdism ...
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Place: england, europe
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Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Mr. Show with Bob and David is an American sketch comedy series starring and hosted by Saturday Night Live writer/actor Bob Odenkirk and stand up comedian/actor David Cross. It aired on HBO from November 3, 1995 to December 28, 1998. Cross and ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sexy, realistic ...
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That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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 ...
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, dark humor, clever ...
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Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1910s
Place: england, europe, africa
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Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, not serious
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, offbeat, surreal, humorous, clever ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: sitcom, surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
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Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: cult movie cast, based on sketch comedy
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: surreal, realistic, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, starring Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Charlie Condou and Claire Keelan. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005 on Channel 4. ...
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Country: UK
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Country: UK
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: biting, not serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
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Style: not serious, surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: surreal, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, witty, topical humor ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Harry Hill's TV Burp (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, witty, biting, realistic ...
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