Movies like Playtime

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Playtime (1967)
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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: humorous, witty, surreal, semi serious, talky, stylized, clever, complex, 70mm film, satirical ...
Plot: tourist, restaurant, culture clash, farce, chaos, misfit, skyscraper, lifestyle, city life, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, human existence, society, urban, chaos and mayhem, disorder, technology gone awry, tour, glass, american tourist, steel, hotel, maze, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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Most similar movies to Playtime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, witty, realistic and clever films with plots about disorder, culture clash, farce, greed, suprisingly clever, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Playtime: Traffic (1971), The Party (1968), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), The Dinner Game (1998), Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982). 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, humorous, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: car, on the road, traffic jam, fish out of water, misfit, lifestyle, disorder, stoners, technology, satire, driver, car trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, france, paris france, europe, holland ...
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95%
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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, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, hollywood, filmmaking, party, boss and employee, farce, hapless, disorder, bug, indoor, power relations, high society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, religions or cults, chaos, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, humiliation, naivete, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, couple relations, human nature, urban, breakup, disorder, couples, social worker, family problems, suffering, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, witty, offbeat, clever, biting ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, fish out of water, parents and children, society, performer's life, estrangement, family relations, communication problem, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
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, twists and turns, humorous, talky ...
Plot: high society, farce, satire, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, guest, dream, social decay, friendship, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, family outing
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, fish out of water, farce, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, partners, goofy hero, society, disorder, nude beach, half brother half brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: twins, disorder, self discovery, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: farce, ballet, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, rivalry, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water, disorder, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 405
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, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, culture clash, fish out of water, midlife crisis, nothing goes right, society, religions or cults, disorder, romance, husband wife relationship, immigrants, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, france, middle east, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 431
Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, tv show, social decay, culture clash, lifestyle, social differences, store, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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, semi serious, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, wealth, switching roles, self discovery, survival, social differences, downfall, goofy hero, society, fish out of water, wager, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: train, heist, airport, chase, culture clash, disorder, couples, promotion, on the road, fish out of water, comedy of errors, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: farce, chaos and mayhem, goofy hero, juvenile delinquency, nothing goes right, disorder, archbishop, explosion, factory, bank robbery, tape recorder, job ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, fighting the system, nothing goes right, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, misfit, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, comedy of errors, boss and employee, fish out of water, dishonesty, actor's life, workplace situations, negotiation, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, adventurer, obsessive quest, odd couple, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, escapades, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 1K
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, film industry, actor, actress, jazz, television, midlife crisis, actor playing himself ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, workplace intrigue, friendship, dishonesty, gay slur, discrimination, hidden identity, gender, disorder, parents and children, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 16K
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, satire, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, womanizer, couples, catastrophe, love and romance, dishonesty, prostitute, unlikely couple, goofy hero, disorder, power relations, fashion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 4K
Kabluey (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Leslie is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: single parent, family life, family relations, disorder, eccentric family, fish out of water, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, torment, job, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 14K
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, nightshift, morgue, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 16K
Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: silent film, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, alcohol abuse, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 31K
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, semi serious, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, poker game, cards, disorder, friends, screwball, family problems, separated, couples, indoor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 2K
Seuls Two (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bumbling Paris policeman is doggedly determined to capture the master thief that repeatedly eludes him, even when they're the last two men on Earth.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, entertaining, offbeat
Plot: parallel world, chase, fish out of water, goofy hero, rivalry, crimes, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, farce, loneliness, foot chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: satire, yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, couples, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, nothing goes right, promotion, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%