Movies like Polyester

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Polyester (1981)
 7.0
 6K
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, biting, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, cult film, satirical, talky, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, misfit, abortion, dysfunctional family, strangulation, halloween, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, perversion, family problems, society, couples, suburban life, eccentric family, suburbs, gay, drag, sex, teenager, dog, pregnancy, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, baltimore, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and witty films with plots about dialogue, mentor, dysfunctional family, family relations, catastrophe, pornography and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Polyester: True Stories (1986), A Dirty Shame (2004), Pink Flamingos (1972), Female Trouble (1974), Smile (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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True Stories (1986)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
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, not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, music, fashion, couple relations, suburbs, suburban life, love and romance, goofy hero, contests and competitions, eccentric family, small town life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
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100%
 5.1
 12K
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: humorous, absurd, erotic, light, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual fantasy, nymphomaniac, addiction, golden years, eccentric family, perversion, parents and children, gays and lesbians, society, lifestyle, sex, party ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 20K
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: sexual, witty, disturbing, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, perversion, vandalism, strong sexual content, arson, sexual relations, sexual perversion, transvestism, dehumanization, cannibalism, mother son incest, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: surreal, disturbing, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, hitchhiker, electric chair, hitchhiking, physical appearance, crime, female killer, deadly, juvenile delinquency, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.1
 2K
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: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, family relations, social relations, small town, suburban life, mischievous children, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 13K
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: witty, humorous, not serious, absurd, biting ...
Plot: art, photographer, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, misfit, society, stripper, popularity, fish out of water, perversion, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 7K
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: cult film, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, couple relations, eccentric family, suburbs, love and romance, friends, family relations, youth, family life, couples, disorder, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, self discovery, age difference, homeless, coming of age, odd, youth, society, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.9
 19K
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: witty, feel good, semi serious, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, woman played by man, interracial friendship, music, injustice, farce, follow your dream, discrimination, social differences, civil rights, rock and roll, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.1
 5K
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, infidelity, vengeance, family problems, social decay, dishonesty, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: clever, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dog, yuppie, eating disorder, rescue, uninvited guest, self discovery, swimming pool, wealth, extramarital affair, family, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, cons and scams, parents and children, fall in love, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: dark humor, humorous, witty, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, eccentric family, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love affair, parody, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, twin sister, faked death ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: spain, greenwich village manhattan new york city, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, witty, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, life turned upside down, couple relations, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, anniversary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Murders (1971)
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, apathy, couples, social decay, disorder, deadly, couple relations, crimes, eccentric family, violence spree, society, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, faked death, nothing goes right, older woman younger man relationship, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: professor, actor, historian, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, fish out of water, showbiz, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Opposite of Sex (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: dark humor, witty, sexual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, pregnancy, repression, aids, stock broker, gay slur, chase, teacher, death, sexual relations, teenage life, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, canada, indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenager, teen angst, teenage daughter, child as adult, family relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, society, misfit, actor's life, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, neurotic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, romance, couple relations, infidelity, couples, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, dark humor, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, betrayal, reunion, siblings relations, life is a bitch, eccentric family, terminal illness, family life, parents and children, estate, deathbed ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 3K
Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, family gatherings, down on your luck, lifestyle, couples, disorder, family problems, siblings relations, relative ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.1
 1K
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: realistic, dark humor, touching, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: love and romance, golden years, family gatherings, eccentric family, suburbs, couple relations, dealing with death, suburban life, society, clergy, curses spells and rituals, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 4K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, couple relations, unfulfillment, family problems, family life, custody, single parent, infidelity, family relations, supernatural, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 2K
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, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, tv show, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, society, husband wife relationship, reality tv, showbiz, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, offbeat, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love affair, suburbs, suburban life, couple relations, family relations, romance, unfulfillment, family life, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, chance meeting, rooftop, infidelity, siblings relations, self discovery, love affair, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, repression, cannibalism, pubic hair, gender bending, partners, dishonesty, power relations, family relations, crimes, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 602
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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: gun, neighbor, social decay, couples, dishonesty, family problems, disorder, betrayal, dull life, infidelity, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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