Movies like Ridicule

If you like "Ridicule" you are looking for witty, talky and humorous movies about / with court, male nudity, royal court, intrigue, idealism, french and verbal byplay themes of Comedy, Drama and Romance genre shot in France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
Ridicule (1996)
 7.5
 7K
Ridicule
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, clever, interesting, earnest, sexy ...
Plot: court, male nudity, royal court, intrigue, idealism, french, verbal byplay, period piece, pornography, social differences, revolution, dishonesty, relationships, destiny, beautiful scenery, dialogue, corruption, secrets, society, women, romance, culture clash, underdog, love, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, england, versailles
The list contains the best and most popular movies with the same themes ordered by rating. Click "View All" button to show all items.
Divorce Italian Style
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Italy
105 min.
 8.2
Day for Night
Comedy, Drama, Romance
France, Italy
115 min.
 8.1
Choose a movie to watch from relevant lists of films. Click "View All" button to show all collections.

Most similar movies to Ridicule

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, realistic, melancholic and clever films with plots about dialogue, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, love, storytelling and runaway mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ridicule: The Hairdresser's Husband (1990), Cousin Bette (1998), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Divorce Italian Style (1961), The Girl on the Bridge (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
The Hairdresser's Husband
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, melancholic, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, marriage, death, relationships, dreams, loneliness, romance, couple relations, love story, hairdresser, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   90%
 
 6.2
 2K
Cousin Bette
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, betrayal, dysfunctional family, manipulation, fall in love, obsession, revolution, adultery, marriage, greed, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
Much Ado About Nothing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shakespeare, romance, verbal byplay, unlikely couple, mistaken identity, young lovers, estate, literature, justice, battle of the sexes, marriage, comedy of errors ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: europe, italy, england, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
Movie in collections
Divorce Italian Style
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, enigmatic ...
Plot: divorce, murder, marriage, battle of the sexes, adultery, crumbling marriage, cheating, love, secrets, infidelity, women, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, earnest, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, farce, love, comedy of errors, couple relations, british, adaptation, friendship, verbal byplay, literature, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
The Girl on the Bridge
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, enigmatic, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love, gambling, sex, couple relations, french, relationships, storytelling, love story, loneliness, destiny, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, greece, glasgow scotland, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
My Wife Is an Actress
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, marriage, pregnancy, paranoia, actor's life, infidelity, male nudity, guilt, relationships, couple relations, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
Movie in collections
witty movies
witty
3986
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, cross dressing, romance, love, twins, comedy of errors, farce, shakespeare, love triangle, adaptation, verbal byplay, gender bending ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1930s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
 6.7
 31K
Emma
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, clever, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: jane austen, romance, friendship, matchmaking, looking for love, literature, period piece, love, british, adaptation, estate, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
The Woman Next Door
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: gloomy, serious, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, romance, adultery, destructive relationship, love, relationships, infidelity, love story, loneliness, love triangle, tragic love, wine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
 7.1
 19K
Mansfield Park
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: slavery, book, fall in love, writing, jane austen, literature, adaptation, storytelling, marriage, estate, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
Pauline at the Beach
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emtying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday . Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and ...
Style: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, divorce, holiday, coming of age, love, relationships, fall in love, love and romance, love story, youth, womanizer, pornography ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 6.7
 13K
Samba
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, betrayal, survival, love story, women, french, unlikely friendships, society, culture clash, happy ending, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Movie in collections
talky movies
talky
5754
idealism movies
idealism
2224
french movies
french
957
 4.9
 10K
The Divorce
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, romance, wine, divorce, adultery, french, siblings relations, cheating, family, breakup, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
The Emperor's New Clothes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: talky, humorous, touching, witty, clever ...
Plot: romance, island, hidden identity, british, social differences, period piece, mistaken identity, destiny, fall in love, fashion, fish out of water, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 7.0
 11K
Valmont
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: romance, betrayal, vengeance, manipulations, tragedy, manipulation, period piece, death, mind game, marriage, innocence lost, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 11K
Being Julia
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, vengeance, mentor, revenge, adultery, actor's life, teacher, friendship, theater, unlikely couple, romance, period piece ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1950s, year 1938
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
Three Colors: White
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists ...
Style: dark humor, clever, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: vengeance, french, marriage, divorce, obsession, revenge, death, funeral, relationships, loneliness, rivalry, love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, france, europe, warsaw poland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Movie in collections
Too Beautiful for You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, semi serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, french, infidelity, marriage, sexuality, love affair, love triangle, obsession, romance, pornography, fall in love, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
Roseanna's Grave
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, feel good ...
Plot: romance, terminal illness, death, fighting the system, hospital, love story, eccentric family, small town, beautiful scenery, farce, love, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
The Names of Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, idealism, romance, french, sexual abuse, jewish, unlikely couple, political, fascism, opposites attract, runaway, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 8.1
 17K
Day for Night
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love, hotel, nothing goes right, relationships, runaway, actor's life, obsession, new wave, art, showbiz, filmmaking, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: europe, france, french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
The Taming of the Shrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, battle of the sexes, shakespeare, unlikely couple, marriage, romance, opposites attract, adaptation, dialogue, couple relations, chase, runaway ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
Movie in collections
 6.5
 11K
A Good Woman
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: witty, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, dishonesty, adaptation, mistaken identity, hotel, romance, love and romance, gossip, couples, period piece ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
2 Days in Paris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, french, wine, love and romance, male nudity, photographer, relationships, love, drinking, sex, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, venice, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Much Ado About Nothing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shakespeare, romance, comedy of errors, unlikely couple, estate, verbal byplay, battle of the sexes, firefly, adaptation, dialogue, opposites attract, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: sicily, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 6.9
 4K
Happenstance
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: destiny, depression, love and romance, french, suicide attempt, life philosophy, relationships, storytelling, couples, loneliness, mentor, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new jersey, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
Love & Friendship
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and ...
Style: witty, light, satirical, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, adaptation, period piece, jane austen, manipulation, british, relationships, unlikely friendships, love, adultery, farce, dialogue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1920s, 1790s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 

Choose "a movie to watch" by trailers from related films

Watch trailers from related movies and select your next film!
 8.1
 13K
Emma
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, jane austen, marriage, looking for love, verbal byplay, literature, countryside, wooing, adaptation, british, beautiful scenery, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
The Collector
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.
Style: talky, sexual, sexy, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: art, moral dilemma, french, love affair, artist, morality, pornography, holiday, relationships, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, rio de janeiro, japan, mediterranean sea, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:

TOP 5 movies for each basic tag

court
court movies
Erin Brockovich 2000
7.3
Molly's Game 2017
7.5
Seven Seconds 2018
7.7
My Cousin Vinny 1992
7.5
The Verdict 1982
7.8
View all
witty
witty movies
Bob's Burgers 2011
8.1
Intolerable Cruelty 2003
6.3
Californication 2007
8.3
Welcome to the Sticks 2008
7.1
The Big Bang Theory 2007
8.2
View all
18th century
18th century movies
Marie Antoinette 2006
6.4
Sleepy Hollow 1999
7.4
The Duchess 2008
6.9
Brotherhood of the Wolf 2001
7.1
Farinelli 1994
6.9
View all
talky
talky movies
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
Sleuth 2007
6.5
The Social Network 2010
7.7
Django Unchained 2012
8.4
Her 2013
8.0
View all
male nudity
male nudity movies
American Pie 1999
7.0
Cannibal Holocaust 1980
5.9
Game of Thrones 2011
9.5
Naked 2017
5.4
Love & Other Drugs 2010
6.7
View all
france
france movies
Marie Antoinette 2006
6.4
Reign 2013
7.5
Welcome to the Sticks 2008
7.1
The King Is Dancing 2000
6.8
As Above, So Below 2014
6.2
View all
humorous
humorous movies
American Pie 1999
7.0
Welcome to the Sticks 2008
7.1
Bruce Almighty 2003
6.7
The Hangover 2009
7.7
Serial 2014
7.0
View all
royal court
royal court movies
The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008
6.7
Reign 2013
7.5
Grace of Monaco 2014
5.7
Elizabeth 1998
7.5
View all