Movies like Shock Treatment

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Shock Treatment (1981)
 5.8
 4K
Shock Treatment (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, offbeat, witty, not serious, allegory, psychotronic, satirical, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, satire, mental institution, tv show, fictional game show, misfit, couple relations, kidnapping, contests and competitions, missing person, ambition, artists and showbiz, family problems, couples, media, disorder, crumbling marriage, fish out of water, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, media satire, profanity, silly humor, obsessed fan, parody ...
Time: 80s

Most similar movies to Shock Treatment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, melancholic and talky films with plots about satire, runaway, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Shock Treatment: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), True Stories (1986), Head (1968), The Groove Tube (1974), The Meaning of Life (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker ...
Style: cult film, humorous, sexy, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, cult, mad scientist, cannibalism, dancer, butler, dark and stormy night, castle, lgbt, audience participation, gender bending, crossdressing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transsexual alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.
Style: disturbing, macabre, surreal, humorous, scary ...
Plot: freakshow, brutality, couples, alarm, insanity, wilderness, house, demon, help, demons, small town, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 6K
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 ⇓
34%
 6.6
 6K
Head (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, surreal, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vietnam war, desert, surrender, anti war, parody, friends, disorder, dedication event, goofy hero, music band, artists and showbiz, tv show ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, rise and fall, buddies, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a ...
Style: cult film, dark humor, surreal, humorous, clever ...
Plot: satire, heaven and hell, monty python, cult, sexuality, fish, graphic violence, chaos, grim reaper, christmas, nudity (full frontal - brief), farce ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 1870s, 1910s
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Back to the Beach (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cowabunga! The surfing '60s ride into the new wave as Frankie and Annette star in this hip update of their old-time, good-time beach movies. With special appearances by Bob Denver, Tony Dow, Pee-Wee Herman, Jerry Mathers and other familiar ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, loss of virginity, family, twentysomething life, love triangle, looking for love, couples, friends, love and romance, unlikely couple, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, colorado, united states, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: performer's life, media, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music, gender, gays and lesbians, ambition, musician's life, estrangement, cabaret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 26K
UHF (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.
Style: cult film, humorous, realistic, not serious, gag humor ...
Plot: tv show, parody, satire, bug, loser, tv station, music video, once in a lifetime opportunity, network, anchor, photojournalist, take over ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: couples, wizards and magicians, friends, motorcycle chase, beach, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, infidelity, satire, couple relations, motorcycle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: polynesia, pacific ocean, france, tahiti, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hidden identity, media, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: small town, ballet, farce, turtle, songwriter, secretary, singer, love and romance, showbiz, americana, celebrity culture, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, emotional, lyrical, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, jazz, couple relations, family problems, rivalry, tragic hero, love triangle, siblings relations, business venture, ambition, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: canada, africa, india, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: show tunes, couple relations, ship, lifestyle, ambition, opposites attract, follow your dream, fugitives, romance, odd couple, love and romance, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 3K
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 ⇓
21%
 6.5
 54K
Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, rock and roll, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, love and romance, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth, parody ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: satire, delusion, schizophrenia, country estate, mental illness, deadly, crimes, misfit, split personality, couples, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.
Style: witty, stylized, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: business, office, advertising, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, oldies, cons and scams, workplace romance, workplace situations, couple relations, orchestral ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, small town, small town life, couple relations, against the rules, satire, success, friendship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, misfit, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, film producer, fictional biography, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, odd couple, comeback, fish out of water, showbiz, friendship, actor, live broadcast, alcohol abuse, satire, media, profanity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, music, ambition, buddies, love and romance, partners, lifestyle, couples, friends, instructor, oldies, surfing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, self discovery, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: tv show, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, desire for fame, workplace situations, couple relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 39K
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, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, germany, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 7K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, suburbs, abortion, dysfunctional family, satire, strangulation, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, love affair, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 953
Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: feel good, realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, hopes, friends, couples, musician's life, teenage life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Special Needs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: TV producer Warren (Isaak James) is developing his masterpiece, a reality show called "Handicaps" starring a variety of people with disabilities. Aided by Laura (Eva James), an overbearing partner with anger issues, and an ex-prison guard ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, disability, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, politics, misfit, ambition, workplace, obstacle, disabled person, paraplegic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%