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The Onion Movie (2008)
 6.3
 15K
The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers hardest". This compilation of bogus news stories, celebrity profiles, movie trailers and skits come courtesy of the ace satirists at The Onion.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, ethnic humor, satirical, funny, absurd, harsh, dark humor ...
Plot: parody, journalism, terrorism, office, danger, media, sketch, politics, writer's life, racism, society, network, boot camp, radical, disorder, media satire, role playing, comedy team, television, male nudity, martial arts, ninja, terrorist, karate, motorcycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and absurd films with plots about parody, mentor, disorder, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Onion Movie: Meet the Spartans (2008), Brüno (2009), The Campaign (2012), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
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, dark humor, banned film, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, racism, misfit, anti semitism, fish out of water, stereotype, male nudity, sarcasm, misogynist, irony, society, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: kazakhstan, california, cross country, usa, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
TV: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A celebration of the ever increasing depravity of television in our society-- it's a channel surfing adventure through the most utterly ridiculous spoofed television programming and commercials.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: figment, friends, media satire, prank, tv show, gang, chaos, media, parody, buddies, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, queen, heroic mission, heroes, escapades, goofy hero, army, contests and competitions, buddies, disorder, rivalry, fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 133K
Brüno (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, funny, sexual ...
Plot: fashion, fame, gay, society, lifestyle, gender, misfit, social satire, stereotype, homosexuality, homosexual, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe, austria, middle east, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.1
 118K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, witty, ironic ...
Plot: politics, farce, election campaign, congressman, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, campaign, debate, ambition, media, parody, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 127K
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, scary, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, countryside, journalism, race against time, media, chases and races, anti heroes, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, surreal, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, journalism, jealousy, rivalry, friendship, dog, bet, journalist, newsroom, tv news, media satire, parody ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980, future
Place: usa, california, new york, san diego california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, workplace situations, media satire, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, disorder, tv show, hidden identity, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Plot: parody, martial arts, culture clash, heroes, advertising, danger, siblings relations, family relations, nothing goes right, disorder, porn, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1957, 80s
Place: kansas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, virginity, absurdism, teenage life, buddies, looking for sex, youth, misfit, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Will Ferrell stars in a stand-up comedy as George W. Bush in this take on the former President of the United States. After playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live for many years, funny man Will Ferrell brings his impression to Broadway to send ...
Style: humorous, talky, biting, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: politics, george w. bush, parody, election, artists and showbiz, state affairs, politically correct, patriotism, baseball, white house, americana, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, poland, texas, new jersey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, disorder, buddies, love and romance, workplace situations, rivalry, ambition, danger, workplace, media, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 20K
Soul Plane (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, hip hop, society, music, drugs/alcohol, disorder, strong sexual content, black people, airline, parody, champagne, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 91K
Movie 43 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled "The Pitch", in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing ...
Style: gross out humor, not serious, satirical, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, hollywood, stupidity, dishonesty, teenage life, buddies, escapades, superhero, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, witty, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, filmmaking, parody, media satire, parents and children, partners, disorder, showbiz, misfit, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
 946
Dog Bites Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Dog Bites Man is a partially improvised comedy television show on Comedy Central that aired in summer 2006. It began airing on The Comedy Channel in Australia in June 2007. The series was produced by DreamWorks Television.
Style: offbeat, realistic, stylized, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: journalism, journalist, comedian, parody, workplace, workplace situations, media satire, celebrity culture, dog, media, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 487
Chocolate News (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Chocolate News is a satirical news show hosted and head written by David Alan Grier with an emphasis on African American culture. The show aired on Wednesday nights at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central as a lead-in to their other news satire programs, The ...
Style: cynical, not serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: parody, media, media satire, hip hop culture, society, interview, live audience, comedian, politics, stand up comedian, journalist, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 213K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, satirical, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, serial killer, youth, teenage angst, teenage life, media satire, killing off one by one, who done it, small town, stupidity, characters killed one by one, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Ali G Indahouse (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: election, culture clash, gang, prime minister, marijuana, rapper, parliament, hip hop, farce, hip hop culture, political conspiracy, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, stylized, realistic, offbeat, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, gay slur, journalist, weatherman, rivalry, new job, comeback, nervous breakdown, depression, erection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 17K
Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, high school, friendship, political corruption, white house, vietnam war, whistleblower, u.s. president, political conspiracy, farce, teenage life, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, offbeat, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, media satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, anti heroes, actor's life, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 284K
The Interview (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, topical humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, media, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, asia, korea, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: cynical, humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, media satire, disorder, chaos, media, laser, filmmaking, showbiz, cat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 137K
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.
Style: humorous, gross out humor, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, haunted house, stupidity, comedy team, murder, exorcism, secret door, dumb, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, religions or cults, actor's life, society, nothing goes right, islam, stand up comedian, comedian, religion, frame up, indians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: comedian, parenthood, physical appearance, everyday life, respect, artists and showbiz, sexual activity, politically correct, social problems, performance, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 48K
Walk of Shame (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blonde, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, disorder, journalist, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, media, race against time, stereotypes, stupidity, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, writer's life, celebrity culture, media satire, rising to stardom, family gatherings, taxi, terminal illness, prodigy, hollywood, showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Raspberry (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been substituted. Included in the mix are such show as The ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ira, erection, parody, electric chair, chaos and mayhem, tv show, society, media, disorder, nothing goes right, media satire, money ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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