Movies like Playtime

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Playtime (1967)
 7.9
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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: stylized, humorous, witty, clever, surreal, semi serious, 70mm film, satirical, reflective, futuristic ...
Plot: tourist, restaurant, culture clash, misfit, skyscraper, farce, society, urban, chaos and mayhem, lifestyle, chaos, city life, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, fish out of water, technology gone awry, human existence, glass, tour, hotel, maze, dancing, technology, office ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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, clever and witty films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, greed and dialogue mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Playtime: Traffic (1971), The Dinner Game (1998), Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), I Want to Go Home (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, traffic jam, disorder, fish out of water, stoners, misfit, lifestyle, car, technology, television, hitchhiking, reckless driving ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, france, europe, netherlands, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, disorder, misfit, ambition, nothing goes right, goofy hero, snobbism, friends, plan gone awry, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, offbeat, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: christmas, couple relations, nothing goes right, social misfits, family problems, disorder, couples, breakup, human nature, mentally unstable, misfit, social worker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, dark humor, stylized, clever ...
Plot: monk, society, s&m, incest, sniper, estrangement, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, human nature, social decay, mad, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, semi serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, estrangement, disorder, lifestyle, society, communication problem, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, extramarital affair, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, talky, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, bishop, smuggling, cocaine, police brutality, heroin, guest, date, dream, restaurant, drink, bourgeoisie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, disorder, self discovery, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, actor's life, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, cons and scams, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, farce, fish out of water, culture clash, mistaken identity, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners, society, disorder, half brother half brother relationship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: airport, train, chase, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, society, misfit, comedy of errors, promotion, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, buddies, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, cons and scams, rivalry, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, not serious, 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 ⇓
35%
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, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, switching roles, comedy of errors, lawyer, incest, british, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, mistaken identity, small town, culture clash, society, misfit, urban, small town life, disorder, partners, family life, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, exciting, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: culture clash, adventure, farce, adventurer, friendship, goofy hero, nothing goes right, danger, rescue, disorder, fish out of water, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero, partners, dishonesty, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
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Park Benches (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As she does every morning, Lucie takes advantage of her journey to work to lose herself for a while in the pages of a good book. And as she does every morning, she joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, not serious
Plot: office, society, lifestyle, city life, couple relations, workplace, loneliness, office worker, hardware store, overheard conversation, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons.
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: lumberjack, monty python, chef, musical number, stupidity, blackmail, obstacle course, foot race, cult, deadly weapon, chaos, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, odd couple, poker game, suicide attempt, friends, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, screwball, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: farce, transvestism, gay, gender, dishonesty, disorder, eccentric family, couples, gender bending, lifestyle, hidden identity, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cote d'azur, saint tropez ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
What's New Pussycat (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, womanizer, prostitute, power relations, looking for love, dishonesty, disorder, couples, self discovery, doctors and patients, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, disorder, adultery, adulterer, easter, lie, breasts ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, humorous, semi serious, witty
Plot: goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, disorder, bank robbery, archbishop, father son relationship, army general, explosion, factory, family honor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
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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, law firm, fish out of water, stoners, thirtysomething life, power relations, misfit, introspection, workplace situations, boss and employee, nothing goes right, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.0
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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: witty, humorous, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, coming out, accountant, condom, workplace, gossip and rumors, friends, workplace intrigue, parents and children, workplace situations, comedy of errors, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
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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 ⇓
26%
One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, biting, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, communist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, urban, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: east berlin, germany, europe, soviet union, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
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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, semi serious, realistic, biting, witty ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, switching roles, fish out of water, survival, downfall, social differences, society, rise and fall, goofy hero, rich and poor, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Package Tour or Can You Get Fish and Chips at the Flamenco (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Stig-Helmer and Ole Bramserud on a trip to the Canary Islands for Christmas.
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: fear of flying, golf, resort, travel, barbecue, tourist, goofy hero, anti heroes, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, comedy of errors ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain, sweden, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, advertising, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, self discovery, disorder, couples, promotion, society, americana, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, witty, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: farce, ship, ocean liner, screwball, disorder, couples, siblings relations, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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