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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker
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, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, talky, light, clever, breathtaking ...
Plot: christmas, french, social misfits, human nature, farce, islam, nothing goes right, brutality, dialogue, urban, childhood, storytelling, misfit, society, greed, catastrophe, disorder, adaptation, mentally unstable, transformation, manipulation, tragedy, couple relations, idealism, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan, paris france
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One, Two, Three
Comedy
USA
104 min.
 8.0
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Comedy
France, Italy
155 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, talky, realistic and witty films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, greed, mentor, adaptation and runaway mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus Is a Stinker: French Twist (1995), Dead Tired (1994), The Dinner Game (1998), The Closet (2001), One, Two, Three (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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French Twist
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.
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Plot: infidelity, lesbian, adultery, love triangle, vengeance, self discovery, cheating, relationships, farce, women, dishonesty, pornography ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, southern france, spain, south of france
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Dead Tired
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: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, french, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, farce, mistaken identity, screwball, art, showbiz, artists and showbiz, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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The Dinner Game
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: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, french, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, goofy hero, contests and competitions, storytelling, nothing goes right, wine, twists & turns, dialogue, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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    User:   72%
 
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The Closet
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, comedy of errors, gay, dishonesty, french, farce, disorder, stereotypes, political, prejudice, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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One, Two, Three
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Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, tokyo, japan ...
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Birds of a Feather
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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Lost in America
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: humorous, road movie, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, down on your luck, yuppie, workplace, marriage, nothing goes right, corporate america, hopes, deadpan, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
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    User:   63%
 
A Midwinter's Tale
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, village, nothing goes right, shakespeare, actor's life, love, showbiz, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, adaptation, tragedy, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, australia, london
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    User:   48%
 
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Playtime
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: stylized, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, hotel, maze, farce, goofy hero, loneliness, city life, fish out of water, art, existentialism, dialogue, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
Ugly, Dirty and Bad
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: greed, poverty, dysfunctional family, couple relations, violent, parents and children, brutality, gunfight, eccentric family, storytelling, visceral, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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    User:   63%
 
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Night Shift
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, macabre, funny, realistic ...
Plot: prostitution, friendship, pimp, prostitute, buddies, mentor, nightlife, unlikely friendships, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   53%
 
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The Odd Couple
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: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, dramatic ...
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    User:   48%
 
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
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Smile
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Country: USA
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Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: humorous, realistic, biting, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: beauty pageant, social differences, suburban life, childhood, sarcasm, obsession, character study, americana, small town, depression, greed, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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Flirting with Disaster
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, road movie, not serious, funny ...
Plot: farce, adoption, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, obsessive quest, parenthood, on the road, track down, crime gone awry, irreverent, dialogue, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, california ...
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    User:   51%
 
Blue in the Face
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, human nature, couple relations, urban, relationships, store, sarcasm, life philosophy, dialogue, solitude, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Traffic
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mr. Hulot is the head designer of the Altra Automotive Co. His latest invention is a newfangled camper car loaded with outrageous extra features. Along with the company's manager and publicity model, Hulot sets out from Paris with the intention ...
Style: stylized, road movie, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: technology, on the road, stoners, cars, fish out of water, pornography, art, insanity, hotel, disorder, alter ego, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam, europe, france, new jersey, netherlands ...
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Hollywood Shuffle
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, funny, realistic ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, spelling bee, actor's life, stereotypes, media satire, mentor, showbiz, gangsters, race issues, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, biting ...
Plot: adaptation, filmmaking, postmodernism, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, british, book, literature, obsession, sarcasm, pornography, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century, 21st century
Place: england, london
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
The Phantom of Liberty
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
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, dark humor, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, society, hotel, monk, chaos and mayhem, religion, dreams, social decay, insanity, magic realism, existentialism, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, spain
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
The War of the Roses
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, psychological, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, divorce, relationships, uninhibited rivalry, lawyer, marriage, suburbs, greed, destructive relationship, manipulation, family feud, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
The Out of Towners
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: airport, chase, culture clash, travel, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, ethnic conflict, marriage, nothing goes right, train, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
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French Fried Vacation 3: Friends Forever
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, sexual, realistic
Plot: couple relations, hotel, transvestism, couples, office, resort, gays and lesbians, vengeance, friendship, infidelity, reunion, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, mediterranean sea
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System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
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Polyester
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, biting, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: pornography, abortion, misfit, dysfunctional family, cult, love and romance, male nudity, suburbs, life philosophy, brutality, nudity (topless - notable), crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
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    User:   37%
 
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Haiku Tunnel
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, office, obnoxious boss, corporate america, lawyer, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, writing, catastrophe, existentialism, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
The Lonely Guy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, singleness, urban, romance, hopes, mentor, couples, disorder, starting over, revenge, fight scenes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
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Trophy Wife
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A housewife takes over her husband's umbrella business after his illness.
Style: humorous, clever, stylized, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, workplace, adultery, feminism, battle of the sexes, french, factory, boss and employee, character study, twists & turns, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 

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Little Murders
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, witty, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Denise Calls Up
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
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