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, satirical, talky, cynical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, 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, dog, pregnancy, death, female nudity, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, mentor, couples, catastrophe, dysfunctional family, pornography and family relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Polyester: A Dirty Shame (2004), Pink Flamingos (1972), Female Trouble (1974), Smile (1975), Neighbors (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: sexual, humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual fantasy, prostitute, perversion, sexual perversion, sex addict, nymphomaniac, dancer, addiction, small town, couple relations, babies and infants, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, humorous ...
Plot: perversion, obsession, vandalism, strong sexual content, arson, sexual perversion, transvestism, dehumanization, cannibalism, murder, sex, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, dungeon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, hitchhiker, electric chair, hitchhiking, amputation, physical appearance, crime, human nature, female killer, family relations, violence spree, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, social differences, introspection, lifestyle, contests and competitions, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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: humorous, dark humor, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, eccentric family, family life, suburbs, couples, disorder, youth, farce, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, parents and children, social misfits, romance, fall in love, age difference, human nature, opposites attract, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: offbeat, not serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: stripper, art, fish out of water, working class, perversion, photographer, art gallery, gallery, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, disorder, suburbs, dishonesty, family problems, couples, social decay, sexual relations, nothing goes right, suburban life, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, civil rights, woman played by man, interracial friendship, music, family relations, media satire, rising to stardom, love and romance, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, witty, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, dog, rescue, eating disorder, yuppie, self discovery, uninvited guest, swimming pool, wealth, extramarital affair, family, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: beauty pageant, dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, human nature, love and romance, contests and competitions, couples, family life, family problems, looking for love, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, life turned upside down, battle of the sexes, couple relations, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, apathy, eccentric family, disorder, deadly, social decay, society, violence spree, couple relations, crimes, investigation, meet the parents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: professor, actor, historian, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, coming of age, teenager, teenage daughter, teen angst, family relations, child as adult, love and romance, parents and children, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, gay, chase, repression, aids, stock broker, gay slur, death, teacher, youth, family relations, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, canada, cross country, indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, society, family life, family problems, disorder, suburbs, couples, unemployment, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, couple relations, romance, parents and children, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, looking for love, eccentric family, couples, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: family problems, family life, eccentric family, midlife crisis, culture clash, elderly, family relations, society, dysfunctional family, clergy, suburbs, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, suburbs, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life, custody, supernatural, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: offbeat, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, love and romance, suburban life, opposites attract, family relations, love affair, romance, family life, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, offbeat, not serious, dark humor ...
Plot: parody, murder, infidelity, transvestism, vengeance, family relations, eccentric family, couples, family life, prostitute, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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: dark humor, semi serious, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, gun, love and romance, couple relations, criminal heroes, suburban life, unsupportive spouse, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, betrayal, twentysomething life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: erection, lsd, farce, boxing, eccentric family, track down, disorder, couples, partners, on the road, self discovery, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, michigan, new york, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, infidelity, romance, suburban life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, repression, cannibalism, pubic hair, gays and lesbians, couple relations, suburban life, crime, parents and children, love and romance, fairy, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, human nature, infidelity, getting along, friends, social relations, family relations, buddies, couples, manners, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, remake of french film, sexy ...
Plot: ghost, widow, family relations, looking for sex, love and romance, rich and poor, sexual relations, master and servant, social differences, society, family life, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, usa, new jersey, africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, talky, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, faked death, down on your luck, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, custody, unsuccessful, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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