Movies like Static 1985

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Static (1985)
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Static (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernie Blick has just lost his job at a crucifix factory. Luckily, for Ernie, this allows him more time to devote to his invention. Yes, Ernie is an inventor -- and he's come up with something big. So big, in fact, Ernie's convinced it will change the way people look at life and death. With the support of his drummer friend Julia and his ex-Green Beret-evangelist cousin, Ernie unveils it to the world. But even he isn't prepared for the public's reaction.
Style: offbeat, humorous, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: bus, small town, miraculous event, obsession, misfit, clergy, religions or cults, self discovery, human spirit, hopes, factory, society, small town life, disorder, golden years, machine, religion, inventor, paradise, outcast, invention, best friend, fish, senior citizen, explosion ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about society, hopes, small town, misfit, small town life, friendship and social relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Static: Julian Po (1997), The Guatemalan Handshake (2006), Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011), Brother White (2012), Matterhorn (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: psychological, offbeat, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, small town life, friendship, on the road, human nature, suicidal ...
Time: 90s
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95%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, best friends, family life, missing person, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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86%
Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, religions or cults, overnight success, social relations, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, cons and scams, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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85%
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Brother White (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Synopsis James White (White) is one of dozens of associate pastors at a mega church in Southern California under the tutelage of television evangelist Johnny Kingman (Wise). He always longed to have his own church and jumps at the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: church, pastor, fish out of water, human spirit, save the day, society, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, christian, kindergarten, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, atlanta georgia
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84%
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Matterhorn (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fred lives on his own. His wife is dead, his son has left. He leans on the church, busses, meat-and-two-veg. Then Leo appears. Leo is a tramp. Fred lets Leo move in with him. An absurdist feature debut with a laugh and a tear in stuffy Netherlands.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, society, obsession, friendship, father figure, loneliness, village life, village, unfulfillment, misfit, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
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81%
Three Businessmen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in African art, arrives in the same hotel. The two meet in the ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: restaurant, misfit, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, hotel, urban, desert, city life, fish out of water, bus, cooking and food ...
Place: england, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Waiting for the Light (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts an illusion ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: prank, diner, small town life, miraculous event, wizards and magicians, family relations, disorder, cafe, ghost, hopes, youth, single parent ...
Time: year 1962
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64%
The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, society, religions or cults, apostle, unlikely partners, hopes, partners, misfit, bible, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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62%
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Me Again (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Things don't go as expected when a disenchanted pastor wishes for a different life.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, uplifting, christian film
Plot: redemption, couples, self discovery, clergy, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, breakup, disorder, husband wife relationship, body swapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, disorder, church, rivalry, catholic school, nun, belief in the afterlife, christmas eve, teacher student relationship, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Fool and His Money (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sandra Bullock and Jonathan Penner star in this hilarious, sexy comedy. New York advertising executive Morris Codman (Penner) seems to have it all - lots of talent and a beautiful girlfriend, Debbie (Bullock). When he loses his job he decides to use ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: reincarnation, workplace situations, down on your luck, cons and scams, dishonesty, obnoxious boss, workplace, disorder, religions or cults, nothing goes right, clergy, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
God Is Brazilian (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: God decides to take a vacation, but first He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He's away. For that, He goes to Brazil's northeast, where He believes there's a very good man for the job, however, during His mission, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, society, miraculous event, human nature, hopes, chosen one, faith, religion, unlikely partners, imaginary, religions or cults ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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56%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, custody, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, disorder, family relations, family problems, couples, silly humor, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, unsuccessful, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk fixates on a TV news reader while he builds a machine to ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, obsession, sexual relations, couples, perversion, politics, fetish, imaginary kingdom, fetishism, male masturbation, sensuality, rock ...
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54%
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Don Peyote (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy delves deep into counterculture, conspiracy theories and the like as he tries to discern the structure of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: stoners, obsession, losing-it hero, disorder, end of the world, conspiracy theory, friendship, wedding preparations and rituals, profanity, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
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Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, gender, suburban life, suburbs, small town, lifestyle, small town life, obsession, social relations, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Good Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, fish out of water, small town life, family problems, hopes, sport team, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, working class, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
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52%
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Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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50%
Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's front porch sparks misadventures as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: escape, profanity, human nature, small town life, interracial relations, small town, miraculous event, friendship, bittersweet, religions or cults, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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47%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, daydreamer, redemption, city life, couple relations, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, self discovery, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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47%
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: village, on the road, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, friends, self discovery, social differences, clergy, society, misfit, hopes, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
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47%
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C.O.G. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Plot: off the grid, self discovery, fish out of water, christian, teaching the ways of the world, workplace situations, misfit, workplace, college graduate, friendship, atheist, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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46%
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Doors of Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man joins a team of experimented door-to-door salesmen, who teach him how to sell an expensive encyclopedia to modest homes that have no use for it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: fish out of water, workplace, rise to the top, leadership, misfit, family relations, on the road, boss and employee, small town, disorder, salesman, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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46%
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Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, elderly, aging, family relations, parents and children, generation gap, family reunited, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
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44%
The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: butcher, couples, dull life, family relations, social relations, escape from reality, nosy, estrangement, society, satire, sexual content, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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43%
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Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: preacher, small town, redemption, miraculous event, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town life, opposites attract, romance, bus, male female relationship, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
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43%
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 162
Sedona (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soul-searching comedic adventure set among famous red rocks and vortexes of Sedona, Arizona, visitors to the mystical town encounter eccentric characters and a series of calamities that lead them to unexpected miracles.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: travel, self discovery, couples, small town, bad luck, adventure, friendship, society, miraculous event, couple relations, nothing goes right, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
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42%
Tortilla Heaven (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, miraculous event, cooking and food, life turned upside down, small town, hopes, religions or cults, overnight success, jesus christ, jesus, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
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41%
All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zel is a fortune teller. She lives and works in an old house at the edge of the woods. The house is crowded with ghosts (including a priest, a bride, a mute child, some washed up vaudevillians and a noisy, sight-impaired group of musicians among ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, haunted by the past, afterlife, misfit, supernatural, social misfits, supernatural ability, society, redemption, miraculous event, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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