Movies like Zoolander

If you like "Zoolander" you are looking for humorous, not serious and funny movies about / with fashion, parody, farce, stupidity, brainwashing, comedy of errors and drugs/alcohol themes of Comedy genre shot in Germany or USA.
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Zoolander (2001)
 6.6
 224K
Zoolander
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. Its a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories can Derek make the world safe.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, absurd, realistic, satirical, clever, ridiculous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fashion, parody, farce, stupidity, brainwashing, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, cult, contests and competitions, dumb, conspiracy, assassination, sarcasm, male model, fashion model, ego clash, creativity, rise and fall, irreverent, assassin, coal mine, fashion show, ambition, stereotypes, lame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, malaysia

Most similar movies to Zoolander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, absurd, funny and realistic films with plots about adaptation, brutality, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Crime and Sport genres. Some movies like Zoolander: The Internship (2013), Envy (2004), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Duplex (2003), Tropic Thunder (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 4.7
 57K
Zoolander 2
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Style: idiotic, funny, ridiculous, absurd, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, stupidity, fountain of youth, police investigation, parody, lame, dumb, male model, fashion model, modeling, fantasy world, catastrophe ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: new jersey, italy, rome italy
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System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, farce, cheerleading, competition, sport, dumb, stupidity, parody, contests and competitions, against the odds, sarcasm, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
 6.3
 175K
The Internship
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, underdog, geek, rivalry, buddies, new job, intern, starting over, fish out of water, google, hopes, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
 4.8
 28K
Envy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: friendship, rich and poor, suburbs, money, suburban life, stupidity, dumb, friends, lame, buddies, rise to the top, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, journalism, stupidity, workplace, cult, sexism, buddies, dumb, battle of the sexes, ego clash, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
The Brady Bunch Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: television, culture clash, parents and children, parody, family, danger, heroes, love and romance, suburbs, adaptation, rivalry, house ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, journalism, stupidity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, blindness, shark, dumb, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: california, usa, new york, san diego california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 51K
Duplex
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: humorous, dark humor, suspense, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, couple relations, farce, neighbor neighbor relationship, old woman, nothing goes right, dishonesty, stupidity, dumb, creativity, justice, parrot ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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 7.0
 342K
Tropic Thunder
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, parody, violence, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, drugs, filmmaking, irreverent, vietnam war, artists and showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
Dinner for Schmucks
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, realistic ...
Plot: farce, comedy of errors, mouse, goofy hero, dumb, male nudity, misfit, screwball, stupidity, social misfits, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
Ali G Indahouse
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, farce, stupidity, campaign, drugs/alcohol, world politics, ambition, parody, violence, dishonesty, dumb, irreverent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 6.1
 116K
The Campaign
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, funny, biting ...
Plot: politics, farce, world politics, uninhibited rivalry, political, campaign, parody, moustache, congressman, ambition, rivalry, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, hotshot hero, farce, drugs/alcohol, cars, pornography, storytelling, blind ambition, workplace situations, ambition, buddies, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 5.8
 15K
Smiley Face
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, weed, drugs, paranoid, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, stoners, farce, nothing goes right, drug abuse, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, islam, actor's life, indians, sarcasm, parody, dumb, frame up, stupidity, religions or cults, lame ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 6.7
 67K
Hot Rod
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, parents and children, sport, disorder, terminal illness, buddies, goofy hero, dumb, stupidity, contests and competitions, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 6.3
 60K
Beerfest
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beer, competition, drinking, german, drugs/alcohol, buddies, male nudity, underdog, stupidity, contests and competitions, stereotypes, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, usa, united states, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
The Brothers Solomon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, goofy hero, dumb, stupidity, odd couple, friendship, brothers, runaway, siblings relations, misfit, family relations, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 6.6
 278K
The Interview
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, assassination attempt, propaganda, male nudity, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, comedy of errors, chase, parody, assassin, free speech, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, usa, north korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 61K
Bowfinger
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, parody, farce, filmmaking, movie business, twins, comedy of errors, paranoia, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 7.0
 72K
Grandma's Boy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But he gets kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, video game, workplace, stupidity, geek, virginity, weed, drugs/alcohol, buddies, stoners, drugs, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
School for Scoundrels
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, school, rivalry, down on your luck, nerds, teachers and students, catastrophe, date ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
 7.1
 199K
Old School
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, friendship, drinking, revenge, chase, farce, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, buddies, beer, road trip, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
Flirting with Disaster
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, road movie, not serious, funny ...
Plot: farce, adoption, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, obsessive quest, parenthood, on the road, track down, crime gone awry, irreverent, dialogue, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 6.1
 129K
Starsky & Hutch
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, crime, police investigation, police, verbal byplay, murder, gangster, violence, drugs, misfit partners, drugs/alcohol, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, buddies, lame, looking for sex, stupidity, virginity, disorder, friends, friendship, writers, absurdism, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
 4.4
 20K
Soul Plane
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, airplane, father daughter relationship, drugs/alcohol, disorder, stereotypes, gay, parody, culture clash, music, strong sexual content, lame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: farce, vengeance, male nudity, hidden identity, stupidity, parody, follow your dream, stereotypes, lame, dumb, starting over, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, new york, usa, tel aviv israel ...
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, farce, cold war, culture clash, president, conspiracy, head of state, political conspiracy, corruption, sarcasm, political, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 5.8
 131K
Brüno
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: gay, culture clash, fashion, male nudity, homosexuality, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, pornography, adoption, stereotypes, fame, irreverent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, middle east, los angeles, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
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