Movies like Polyester

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Polyester (1981)
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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 feet.
Style: humorous, witty, suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic, sexy, satirical, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, dysfunctional family, suburbs, abortion, family relations, satire, strangulation, foot fetish, halloween, graphic violence, parents and children, love and romance, couples, love affair, society, perversion, family problems, suburban life, eccentric family, couple relations, teenage pregnancy, infidelity, playboy, alcoholic mother, drag ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and melancholic films with plots about dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), pornography, family relations, dialogue, satire and runaway mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Polyester: Pink Flamingos (1972), A Dirty Shame (2004), True Stories (1986), Cecil B. DeMented (2000), Female Trouble (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pink Flamingos (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, sexual, witty, rough ...
Plot: perversion, transvestism, mother son incest, obsession, incestuous sex, strong sexual content, arson, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual perversion, vandalism, dehumanization, zoophilia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore, california
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A Dirty Shame (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray ...
Style: sex comedy, humorous, sexy, absurd, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual fantasy, perversion, addiction, golden years, eccentric family, parents and children, gays and lesbians, society, lifestyle, orgasm, sex addict, nymphomaniac ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, california, tokyo
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100%
 7.2
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True Stories (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
Style: surreal, parody, not serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: small town, breaking the fourth wall, cheerleader, suburbs, suburban life, eccentric family, small town life, rock, americana, couple relations, social differences, anniversary ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
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100%
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Style: cynical, satirical, absurd, humorous, biting ...
Plot: perversion, filmmaking, hostage, heroin, actor's life, nothing goes right, lifestyle, dark humor, showbiz, obsessive quest, misfit, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Female Trouble (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, humorous, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, graphic violence, unwanted pregnancy, electric chair, hitchhiker, hitchhiking, acid, physical appearance, gay, crimes, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, couples, disorder, social relations, family relations, social differences, self discovery, teenage life, americana, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, stripper, photographer, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, popularity, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
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40%
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, friendship, suburban life, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, silly humor, disorder, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dog, satire, yuppie, uninvited guest, family relations, rescue, self discovery, wealth, extramarital affair, homeless, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media satire, family problems, vengeance, infidelity, dishonesty, social decay, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 21K
Hairspray (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fat girl, interracial love, interracial friendship, music, farce, injustice, follow your dream, social differences, discrimination, racial segregation, satire, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1963, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
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34%
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, suspense, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 29K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: parody, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: housewife, dark humor, murder, suburbs, serial killer, satire, family relations, female killer, crimes, psycho killer, suburban life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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33%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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32%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, professor, couples, young lovers, actor's life, celebrity culture, actor, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
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: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 765
My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: suspense, realistic, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: suburbs, satire, neighbor, couple relations, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, family problems, unsupportive spouse, infidelity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenager, coming of age, teenage daughter, family relations, love and romance, child as adult, teen angst, family problems, couples, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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29%
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Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. ...
Style: humorous, witty, parody, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, family relations, artists and showbiz, eccentric family, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, transvestism, love affair, dark humor, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, chance meeting, brawl, suburbs, infidelity, couples, family problems, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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29%
Desperate Living (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: repression, mental illness, gender bending, transsexual, lesbian, nudism, castration, suburbs, satire, ruler, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sex comedy ...
Plot: satire, ghost, widow, family relations, couples, society, master and servant, love and romance, rich and poor, looking for sex, social differences, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, usa, new jersey, africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Serial (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, satire, religions or cults, misfit, society, eccentric family, obsession, self discovery, looking for love, orgy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, human nature, contests and competitions, love and romance, parents and children, family life, looking for love, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, new york
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28%
 7.1
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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: society, family problems, clergy, love and romance, dealing with death, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, golden years, satire, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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27%
 5.6
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She-Devil (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, breakup, divorce, revenge, dark humor, dishonesty, rivalry, family problems, family conflict, battle of the sexes, suburbs, mistress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, love affair, family life, family relations, family problems, couples, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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26%
Coopers' Camera (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, cynical ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, christmas, satire, family gatherings, uninvited guest, parents and children, family, couples, dysfunctional family, party, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, siblings relations, dark humor, life is a bitch, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, estate, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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26%
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Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, riddles and clues, looking for love, family life, infidelity, custody, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%