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Schizopolis (1996)
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Schizopolis (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man works for the unpleasant guru of a Scientology-like movement.
Style: non-linear, surreal, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, mind bending, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: dentist, satire, masturbation, office, infidelity, assassination, exterminator, workplace, sexual relations, couple relations, lookalikes, love and romance, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, media, snitch, guru, crumbling marriage, delusion, hysteria, estrangement, unfulfillment, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, rhode island, costa rica

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, witty, melancholic and talky films with plots about storytelling, mentor, satire, dialogue, catastrophe, pornography and runaway mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Schizopolis: Full Frontal (2002), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Scenes from a Mall (1991), Breakfast of Champions (1999), The Overnight (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.
Style: surreal, humorous, talky, enigmatic, cynical ...
Plot: advertising, advertising agency, nervous breakdown, mental illness, introspection, satire, psychiatrist, anxiety, advertising executive, workplace, creativity, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: jerusalem, russia, paris france
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Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace intrigue, couple relations, husband wife relationship, celebrity culture, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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79%
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, blackmail, marital problem, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, crimes, love affair, jazz, verbal byplay, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york state ...
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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, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, car salesman, losing-it hero, self discovery, couple relations, small town life, small town, against the rules, satire, success, friendship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, indiana
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55%
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The Overnight (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, tricky, surreal ...
Plot: swinger, couple relations, sex orgy, couples, family relations, parents and children, sex scene, nothing goes right, disorder, husband wife relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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51%
The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: office, workplace, comedy of errors, boss and employee, fish out of water, dishonesty, actor's life, workplace situations, negotiation, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey
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49%
The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: philosophical, humorous, cynical, clever, funny ...
Plot: alternate reality, misfit, love and romance, society, rags to riches, dishonesty, love triangle, disorder, pretense, farce, atheism, fictional reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 13th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, mind control, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pet, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, philosophical ...
Plot: existentialism, jealousy, private detective, surveillance, divorce, suburbs, investigation, rivalry, self discovery, escapades, strong sexual content, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: humorous, witty, cult film, satirical, clever ...
Plot: office, workplace, dark humor, computer cracker, corporate world, suburbs, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, dull life, blackmail, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
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Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, desire for fame, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, tv show, culture clash, celebrity culture, workplace intrigue, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa, canada, toronto ontario canada, india
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Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
Style: offbeat, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, family relations, haunted house, family life, infidelity, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, imaginary, couples, love and romance, young heroes ...
Place: paris france, africa, hong kong, borneo
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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, surreal, touching ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, child, adoptive mother, family relations, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, opposites attract, dishonesty, boxing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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40%
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, parody ...
Plot: switching roles, artists and showbiz, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, therapy, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: biting, humorous, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society, betrayal, social decay, couples, twentysomething life ...
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37%
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The Brand New Testament (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 114 min.
Story: God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, meditative, talky, sentimental ...
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, surreal, semi serious, non-linear ...
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Candy (1968)
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a send-up of Voltaire's Candide. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.
Style: sexy, psychedelic, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: parody, humorous, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
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34%
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, disappearance, investigation, cons and scams, family business, missing person, mistaken identity, crime, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
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The Book of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, year 1999, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Change-Up (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.
Style: funny, not serious, humorous, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, womanizer, couple relations, life turned upside down, singleness, buddies, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, love and romance, family relations, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ...
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30%
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Bartleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An adaptation of Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" told in the setting of a modern office.
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, biting ...
Plot: insubordination, office, mysterious character, fish out of water, workplace situations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, dark humor, workplace, power relations, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A.C.O.D. (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grown man is still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15 year divorce. He discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: parents separation, dysfunctional family, remarry, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family feud, couples, family problems, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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