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, biting, suspense, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, suburbs, abortion, family relations, satire, dysfunctional family, strangulation, halloween, couple relations, parents and children, graphic violence, love and romance, love affair, perversion, family problems, society, couples, suburban life, eccentric family, legs, drag, alcohol abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, boston, california

Most similar movies to Polyester

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and cult film films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, mentor, pornography, satire, dysfunctional family and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Polyester: Pink Flamingos (1972), A Dirty Shame (2004), Female Trouble (1974), Smile (1975), Pecker (1998). 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, sexual, witty, sexy, controversial ...
Plot: obsession, vandalism, transvestism, perversion, strong sexual content, arson, mother son incest, sexual perversion, dehumanization, nudity (full frontal - brief), cannibalism, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, california
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100%
 5.1
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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: humorous, sexy, sexual, absurd, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual fantasy, sex addict, perversion, nymphomaniac, addiction, eccentric family, golden years, parents and children, gays and lesbians, society, lifestyle, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, nudity (full frontal - brief), hitchhiker, electric chair, graphic violence, hitchhiking, physical appearance, crimes, crime, violence spree, death sentence, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 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: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, family relations, couples, small town, couple relations, mischievous children, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.3
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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, photographer, lifestyle, stripper, social differences, ambition, misfit, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, popularity, photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, baltimore, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
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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: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, silly humor, friends, disorder, couples, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 20K
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: interracial love, woman played by man, interracial friendship, fat girl, music, farce, injustice, follow your dream, social differences, discrimination, satire, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
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33%
 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, offbeat, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Plot: small town, breaking the fourth wall, suburbs, music, eccentric family, small town life, social differences, suburban life, couple relations, rock, silly humor, americana ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, society, tv show, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.2
 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, family problems, infidelity, vengeance, social decay, dishonesty, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, satire, dog, rescue, self discovery, family relations, yuppie, eating disorder, uninvited guest, wealth, swimming pool, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspense, witty, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, couples, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, violence spree, social decay, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: lesbian, repression, gender bending, mental illness, nudism, cannibalism, castration, suburbs, satire, pubic hair, couples, fairy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: clever, biting, humorous, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, gun, neighbor, betrayal, down on your luck, unsupportive spouse, dull life, family problems, couples, twentysomething life, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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29%
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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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: dark humor, psycho film, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, murder, serial killer, female killer, family relations, crimes, crime, parody, suburban life, parents and children, mental illness, family life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: professor, actor, historian, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, couples, young lovers, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, disintegration ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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27%
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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: dark humor, humorous, witty, satirical, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, eccentric family, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love affair, parody, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, infidelity, twin sister ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, teen angst, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, child as adult, family relations, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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26%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, biting, suspense, humorous, serious ...
Plot: racism, switching roles, satire, culture clash, social decay, political unrest, doctors and patients, discrimination, interracial relations, americana, suburban life, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey
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26%
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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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, realistic ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, elderly, family relations, family life, parents and children, couples, midlife crisis, family problems, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, satire, religions or cults, society, misfit, self discovery, obsession, looking for love, eccentric family, dancing, therapist ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california, san francisco
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25%
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, realistic, semi serious, remake of french film, sexy ...
Plot: satire, ghost, widow, sexual relations, infidelity, social differences, rich and poor, looking for sex, society, love and romance, master and servant, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, usa, new jersey, africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, brawl, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, suburbs, infidelity, overbearing, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, dark humor ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, satire, christmas, family gatherings, parents and children, uninvited guest, family, couples, dysfunctional family, party, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: canada
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25%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, family problems, couples, disorder, down on your luck, siblings relations, relative ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, fall in love, looking for love, family life, youth, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, self discovery, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup, family problems, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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