Movies like Playtime

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Playtime (1967)
 7.9
 17K
Playtime (1967)
Original name: 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 through the inventive urban environment, they intermittently meet, developing an interest in one another. They eventually get together at a chaotic restaurant, along with several other quirky characters.
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, semi serious, talky, stylized, clever, 70mm film, satirical, reflective ...
Plot: tourist, restaurant, culture clash, farce, chaos, misfit, skyscraper, lifestyle, city life, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, human existence, society, urban, chaos and mayhem, disorder, technology gone awry, glass, tour, hotel, maze, dancing, technology, office ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to Playtime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about disorder, culture clash, farce, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe and greed mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Playtime: The Party (1968), Traffic (1971), The Dinner Game (1998), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), I Want to Go Home (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 35K
The Party (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, party, boss and employee, farce, high society, disorder, hollywood, misfit, lifestyle, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 5K
Traffic (1971)
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: road movie, stylized, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: on the road, traffic jam, stoners, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, lifestyle, car, technology, cat, mechanic, prototype ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam, france, europe, holland, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: french, farce, mistress, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, disorder, ambition, naivete, friends, plan gone awry, snobbism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
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, humorous, witty, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, life is a bitch, chaos, religions or cults, greed, visceral, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, high society, nothing goes right, friendship, social decay, social problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: biting, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, disorder, fish out of water, society, lifestyle, communication problem, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, estrangement, costume, tarzan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
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, ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, misfit, human nature, social worker, urban, society, couple relations, social misfits, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Vive la France (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Muzafar and Feruz are two easy going shepherds from Taboulistan, a tiny country in Asia that is unknown to the rest of the world. To alert the world to his country’s existence, the son of Taboulistan’s president decides to instigate a program of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, fish out of water, farce, culture clash, goofy hero, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, partners, disorder, society, half brother half brother relationship, nude beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.1
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: ballet, farce, dishonesty, buddies, partners, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, cons and scams, rivalry, taxi driver, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: culture clash, adventure, adventurer, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fish out of water, danger, friendship, disorder, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 2K
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: twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, showbiz, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 9K
Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, social differences, survival, fish out of water, downfall, goofy hero, society, wager, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Out of Towners (1970)
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, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, disorder, partners, airplane, couple relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, couples, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 13K
Night Shift (1982)
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, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, cons and scams, nightlife, nightshift, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 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: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: office, workplace, boss and employee, fish out of water, dishonesty, comedy of errors, actor's life, workplace situations, negotiation, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, obsessive quest, odd couple, adventurer, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 2K
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, nothing goes right, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, disorder, adultery, adulterer, easter, breasts, undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Splitting Heirs (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Plot: farce, inheritance, comedy of errors, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, switching roles, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, ocean liner, cruise, hidden identity, goofy hero, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Welcome to the South (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, workplace situations, friendship, misfit, society, disorder, workplace, social relations, supportive coworker, culture clash, couple relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, couples, americana, fish out of water, down on your luck, hopes, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, juvenile delinquency, bourgeoisie, factory worker, operating room, family honor, working class, bureaucracy, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Plot: farce, transvestism, gay, couples, gender bending, disorder, dishonesty, hidden identity, comedy of errors, lifestyle, gender, meet the parents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cote d'azur, saint tropez ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Casilla de partida (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two contempo Frenchmen of Antillean descent visit their ancestor's time as well as their land in the slavery-themed French era.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, racism, fish out of water, adventure, life turned upside down, social differences, misfit, rebellion, nothing goes right, farce, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 16K
The Closet (2001)
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, feel good, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, friendship, parents and children, discrimination, gender, workplace situations, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 938
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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, film industry, actor, actress, television, jazz, midlife crisis, waiter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 11K
Big Business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: twins, small town, mistaken identity, culture clash, fish out of water, comedy of errors, working class, misfit, odd couple, urban, society, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One Day in Europe (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One day in Europe shows stories set in four European countries. All of them involve thievery in some way or the other. The protagonists are strangers in the respective country. For none of them their stay turns out as planned.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: lifestyle, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, crimes, performer's life, communication problem, society, dishonesty, travel, misfit, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, russia, spain, moscow russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 29K
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: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, odd couple, poker game, suicide attempt, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, nothing goes right, couple relations, friends, fish out of water, cards, separated ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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