Movies like My Entire Life

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My Entire Life (1996)
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My Entire Life (1996)
Original name: Mr Reliable
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, Beryl and her child being trapped in their house, surrounded by armed police under the impression that Wally is holding everyone hostage. Events quickly spiral into a media circus as, through the siege, Wally - inadvertently - manages to become a symbol for the anti-war movement.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hostage, siege, crimes, hostages, confined, family relations, misfit, parents and children, fugitives, anti war, chaos and mayhem, media, isolation, single parent, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crime gone awry, down on your luck, media satire, ex convict, media frenzy, female director, wedding, media hype
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, friends, crimes and family relations mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like My Entire Life: The Hold-Up (2001), The Don's Analyst (1997), Sole a catinelle (2013), Manna from Heaven (2002), Kath & Kimderella (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, society, hostage, working class, cons and scams, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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95%
The Don's Analyst (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Don Vito Leoni, the Godfather, is clinically depressed. The world has changed and he hasn't. He'd like to retire, but if he left the "family business" to his two idiot sons, they'd be dead in a minute. So he decides to go ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, misfit, gangsters, family life, missing person, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, crime, crimes, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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76%
Sole a catinelle (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a father and a son. An on the road trip from South to North.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, nothing goes right, fish out of water, parents and children, misfit, family relations, supportive parent, unemployment, society, disorder, parents separation, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: chase, road not taken, estate, crime gone awry, chases and races, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, escapades, farce, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Real World Movie: The Lost Season (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Things get a little crazy when an obsessed fan, who has been rejected during the audition process numerous times, kidnaps the cast and brings them to a new house. Here, he films them, using highly sophisticated camera equipment that is wired to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, parody, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: confined, crimes, nothing goes right, danger, save the day, hostage, disorder, psychopath, obsession, kidnapping, abduction, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Manna from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, friends, family life, parents and children, unlikely couple, love and romance, nothing goes right, single parent, religions or cults, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Kath & Kimderella (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fountain Lakes' foxy ladies who turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, best friends, dishonesty, society, couples, intrigue, parents and children, fear of flying, wedding, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Plot: stoners, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, drug abuse, redemption, misfit, crimes, crime gone awry, drug rehab, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, goofy hero, hostages, gender bending, mate swapping, hostage, artists and showbiz, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The White River Kid (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two con men are traveling through the American South when they are held hostage by a serial killer, who is running from the authorities.
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: fugitives, crimes, on the run, confined, criminal heroes, serial killer, chases and races, cons and scams, small town, hostage, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bumbling government employee accidentally destroys a small fortune and decides to break into the US Mint to replace it, but before long everyone wants a slice of the action - and the money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, safecracker, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, buddies, forgery, workplace, comedy of errors, down on your luck, cons and scams, partners ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cracking Up (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, parody
Plot: escapades, adventure, danger, media, disorder, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, catastrophe, satire, media satire, earthquake, absurd humor
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, rise to the top, family relations, wooing, parents and children, romance, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, disorder, store, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, media, rivalry, crime gone awry, vengeance, showbiz, dark humor, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Back by Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, odd couple, prison life, fish out of water, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: parody, humorous, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media, misfit, media satire, nothing goes right, dark humor, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Stitch in Time (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal ammount of chaos, Pitkin finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: hospital, heroes, goofy hero, disorder, anti hero, silly humor, mistaken identity, fish out of water, misfit, anti heroes, nothing goes right, orphan ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, couple relations, disorder, couples, misfit, parents and children, village, silly humor, meet the parents, society, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: messenger, disorder, filmmaking, fish out of water, showbiz, celebrity culture, tv show, rich and poor, hollywood, media satire, silly humor, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the witness relocation program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, hidden identity, society, gangsters, starting over, parents and children, buddies, teenage life, misfit, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, new jersey, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Crimen imperfecto (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two private detectives called Salomon (Fernando Fernan-Gomez) and Torcuato (Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez), are engaged in questionable conduct research and work reports
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, psychedelic ...
Plot: disguise, detective agency, partners, crimes, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime, disorder, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Reality & Stuff (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: COMEDY/MOCKUMENTARY - (2005) CAN'T GET TOO MUCH REALITY TV? CAN'T GET ENOUGH REALITY TV? You know the drill! Eight strangers are chosen to live in a house and have their lives recorded.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: disorder, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, friends, flirting, voyeurism, gay slur, sexism, emotional manipulation, resort, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
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The Nugget (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: gold, ambition, disorder, couple relations, social misfits, partners, crime gone awry, buddies, nothing goes right, cons and scams, treasure hunt, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, disorder, friends, life turned upside down, buddies, introspection, parents and children, fish out of water, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, farm, strong sexual content, parents and children, fish out of water, culture clash, self discovery, family life, nothing goes right, profanity, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York City bank teller becomes a media celebrity when he refuses to comply with his employer's demands that he shave his beard. Directed by Garson Kanin, this 1969 comedy stars Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra ...
Style: suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: bank teller, bee sting, beard, anti heroes, rebellion, workplace, supportive spouse, fighting the system, obnoxious boss, society, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Far Out Man (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: on the road, disorder, silly humor, couples, stoners, fish out of water, rock, self discovery, media, adventure, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Relative Strangers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An uptight professional meets his lower-class biological parents for the first time.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: adoption, family life, eccentric family, meet the parents, family relations, odd couple, parents and children, parent child relationship, disorder, estrangement, family gatherings, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, golf, politics, political intrigue, cons and scams, state affairs, ego clash, dishonesty, nothing goes right, society, couples, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
38%