Movies like The Onion Movie

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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, not serious, realistic, ethnic humor, satirical, funny, absurd, harsh, dark humor ...
Plot: parody, journalism, office, sketch, media, terrorism, danger, politics, media satire, role playing, comedy team, society, writer's life, racism, disorder, boot camp, radical, network, television, male nudity, martial arts, ninja, terrorist, karate, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, absurd, funny and not serious films with plots about parody, catastrophe, storytelling, pornography, dialogue, mentor and brutality mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The Onion Movie: Meet the Spartans (2008), The Campaign (2012), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Brüno (2009), The Independent (2000). 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, stereotype, male nudity, fish out of water, sarcasm, irony, misogynist, journalism, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: humorous, not serious, witty
Plot: buddies, prank, parody, media satire, tv show, media, disorder, gang, partners, chaos, friends, figment ...
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, escapades, army, heroic mission, heroes, fight, goofy hero, rivalry, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, congressman, election campaign, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, parody, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry, debate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 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, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, chases and races, space and aliens, danger, heroes, disorder, anti heroes, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, george w. bush, parody, americana, usa president, head of state, state affairs, leadership, artists and showbiz, society, president, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, poland, texas, new jersey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, surreal, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, tv news, newsroom, stupidity, media satire, farce, parody, friendship, rivalry, bet, dog, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1979, future
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, sexual, not serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: fame, fashion, gay, homosexual, culture clash, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, lgbt, hollywood, media, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, austria, middle east, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: parody, martial arts, culture clash, danger, journalism, disorder, siblings relations, nothing goes right, heroes, family relations, porn, advertising ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 1950s, 80s
Place: kansas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, celebrity culture, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, buddies, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, buddies, farce, journalism, ego clash, media, disorder, workplace, friends, battle of the sexes, workplace romance, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, not serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, parents and children, media satire, artists and showbiz, disorder, showbiz, media, misfit, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, toilet humor, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, hollywood, nothing goes right, parody, buddies, stupidity, superhero, teenage life, obsessive quest, dishonesty, escapades, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, actor's life, politics, religions or cults, nothing goes right, society, islam, religion, comedian, stand up comedian, indians, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, not serious, stylized, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, newsroom, misogynist, ladder, tv show in film, gang warfare, panda, parody, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, parliament, prime minister, rapper, marijuana, hip hop, culture clash, farce, election, campaign, drugs/alcohol, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: serial killer, parody, youth, teenage angst, small town, media satire, stupidity, teenage life, who done it, killing off one by one, characters killed one by one, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 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, haunted house, supernatural ability, stupidity, comedy team, dumb, farce, exorcism, secret door, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, politics, vietnam war, friendship, farce, political corruption, white house, whistleblower, drugs/alcohol, head of state, political conspiracy, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, journalist, one-night stand, once in a lifetime opportunity, race against time, stereotypes, stupidity, life philosophy, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, actor's life, media satire, black people, ethnic stereotype, showbiz, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: journalism, parody, comedian, journalist, media satire, workplace situations, media, workplace, celebrity culture, partners, disorder, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, cia, undercover, farce, journalism, buddies, coup d'etat, head of state, assassination plot, top secret, comedy of errors, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, asia, korea, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 1K
Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, thanksgiving, obsession, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, store, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, ghost, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hebrew Hammer (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus's evil son.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, save the day, religions or cults, good versus evil, nothing goes right, heroes, disorder, buddies, private detective, secret identity, obsessive quest, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, dishonesty, farce, disorder, white house, head of state, culture clash, cold war, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 248K
The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: comic, dark humor, absurd, sexploitation film, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, society, death, female nudity, violence, culture clash, greed, vengeance, fish out of water, lesbian, farce, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, israel, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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