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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
Original name: Le Père Noël est une ordure
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, she takes refuge at "SOS Distress", run by two neurotics, Thérèse and Pierre.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, cult film, neo screwball comedy, talky, light ...
Plot: dark humor, christmas, suicide, telephone, trapped in an elevator, misfit, couple relations, mentally unstable, family problems, society, human nature, urban, couples, social worker, social misfits, suffering, breakup, disorder, nothing goes right, pharmacist, cake, love, sex, santa claus, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about couples, disorder, couple relations, society, satire, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Santa Claus Is a Stinker: French Fried Vacation 3 (2006), Dead Tired (1994), Max mon amour (1986), The Dinner Game (1998), Playtime (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
French Fried Vacation 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the Club Med and skiing, what happened to the Bronzés 27 years later? Early response: the same, and worse.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: reunion, friends, couple relations, friendship, resort, infidelity, love and romance, gays and lesbians, catastrophe, couples, hotel, revelation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, mediterranean sea, sardinia
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, twins, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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Max mon amour (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: zoophilia, animal sex, interspecies sex, infidelity, love triangle, farce, obsession, family problems, disorder, human nature, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Dinner Game (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will steal the show.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: french, farce, misfit, snobbism, mistress, disorder, ambition, nothing goes right, goofy hero, naivete, indoor, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Playtime (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist, and as they weave ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, surreal, talky ...
Plot: tourist, restaurant, culture clash, farce, chaos, city life, skyscraper, nothing goes right, goofy hero, lifestyle, misfit, human existence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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A Crime in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, couple relations, crimes, notoriety, husband wife relationship, village, farmer, divorce, lawyer, french countryside, dark humor, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, france
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French Twist (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, surprise ending ...
Plot: love triangle, lesbian, lesbian love, real estate agent, infidelity, lesbianism, adultery, menage a trois, gays and lesbians, couples, vengeance, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, south of france, europe, southern france, spain
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Happy Easter (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chronic serial womanizer Stephane Margelle (Jean-Paul Belmondo) drops his wife Sophie (Marie Laforet) off at the airport so she can go away for Easter weekend. He immediately picks up beautiful young Julie (Sophie Marceau), who has just had a fight ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nothing goes right, infidelity, couples, disorder, dishonesty, adultery, adulterer, easter, breasts, undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, misfit, infidelity, couple relations, rich and poor, social relations, social differences, love and romance, disorder, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Locked Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once upon a time, somewhere... a homeless guy finds a policeman's uniform...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: police, suicide, hidden identity, mistaken identity, farce, disorder, family problems, social relations, social misfits, misfit, kidnapping, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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46%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, fish out of water, society, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, parents and children, communication problem, disorder, estrangement, family relations, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actress, actor, film industry, jazz, television, midlife crisis, actress playing herself ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family life, nothing goes right, couples, domestic disturbance, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, disorder, silly humor ...
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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
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, couples, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, disorder, promotion, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Ultimate Accessory (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Aleksandra and Cyrille, a prominent, trendy, and very well-off Parisian couple, whose life is not quite the same after seven-year-old Alekseï from Russia suddenly pops up in their 100% cashmere, childless home. Aleksandra soon realises ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, light ...
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, adoption, disorder, couple relations, life turned upside down, celebrity culture, female director, female nudity
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Louis C.K.: Live at The Comedy Store (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: This material was developed and prepared over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when he used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to him to shoot this special in a club ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, funny, atmospheric ...
Plot: dark humor, family relations, society, family life, human nature, stand up special, honest, culture clash, character study, storytelling, irreverent, dialogue ...
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The Dinner Guest (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fifty years old, three years past of unemployment, benefits decreasing very quickly... Gerard is at the end of the rope when a position is offered him in Indonesia. To win the favor of his new employer, Gerard invites him to dinner at home. Fatal ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
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Birds of a Feather (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, saint tropez, europe, cote d'azur ...
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Tanguy (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: family life, nothing goes right, living with parents, mama's boy, breaking point, leaving home, family problems, dark humor, parents and children, adult lives at home, psychoanalysis, independence ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, paris france, china, beijing china
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The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: earnest, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, poker game, family problems, indoor, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, buddies, partners, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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36%
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Absolutely Fabulous (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The wildly popular British television show Absolutely Fabulous gets a Francophonic makeover with this film version directed by Gabriel Aghion. In this go around, Josiane Balasko and Nathalie Baye play the incorrigible Eddie and Patsy, who leave no ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fashion, mother daughter relationship, starting over, parents and children, celebrity culture, society, love and romance, family relations, americana, alcohol abuse, thirtysomething life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, canada, woodstock
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Buttoners (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Je to film sestávající ze šesti povídek, které většinou černě humornou, ironickou, mnohdy i trpce hořkou formou vyprávějí o jednom dávném prokletí, lidské nevěře, podivných úchylkách, nečekaném zázraku i pokryteckém ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coincidence, couples, dark humor, destiny, couple relations, human nature, society
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1995
Place: prague, europe, japan, asia
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French Fried Vacation (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: free love, friendship, beach, summer vacation, sexual relations, singleness, resort, youth, womanizer, lifestyle, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa
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Hello, Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Israel, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: French film icons Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant star in this romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life, a beautiful home, a posh country club and a midlife crisis. Following a dream vacation to Israel ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, culture clash, fish out of water, midlife crisis, society, nothing goes right, religions or cults, disorder, romance, husband wife relationship, immigrants, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, france, middle east, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
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Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, family problems, disorder, couples, down on your luck, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
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With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family life, family problems, interracial relations, society, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, dark humor, couples, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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