Movies and TV shows like The League of Gentlemen

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The League of Gentlemen
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The League of Gentlemen is a British comedy television series that premiered on BBC Two in 1999. The show is set in Royston Vasey, a fictional town in Northern England based on Bacup, Lancashire. It follows the lives of dozens of bizarre townspeople, most of whom are played by three of the show's four writers—Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith—who, along with Jeremy Dyson, formed the League of Gentlemen comedy troupe in 1995. The series originally aired for three series from 1999 until 2002 followed by a film in 2005. A three-part revival mini-series was broadcast in December 2017 to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, based on sketch comedy, toilet humor
Plot: small town life, nothing goes right, small town, clergy, prank, eccentric family, transvestism, kidnapping, psychopath, disorder, british humour, taxi driver, priest, insanity, odd, lifestyle, british tv, british, play, comedy team, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, surrealism, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, offbeat and witty films and TV series with plots about british humour, disorder, british, sitcom, friends, joke and friendship mostly in Comedy, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The League of Gentlemen: Psychoville (2009), Big Train (1998), I'm Alan Partridge (1997), The Vicar of Dibley (1994), Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Psychoville
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Psychoville is a British dark comedy television serial written by and starring The League of Gentlemen members Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. It debuted on BBC Two on 18 June 2009. Pemberton and Shearsmith each play numerous characters, with ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Big Train
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Vicar of Dibley
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 10 min.
Story: Reverend Granger is assigned as the Vicar of the rural parish of Dibley, but she is not quite what the villagers expected.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: village, fish out of water, church, clergy, small town, introspection, friendship, parents and children, workplace romance, british humour, english countryside, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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Only Fools and Horses....
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, clever, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
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Father Ted
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
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Plot: island, clergy, priest, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, sitcom, social relations, workplace ...
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Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
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Spaced
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Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: surreal, not serious, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, twentysomething life, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, roommate, friendship, cult, friends, buddies, unfulfillment, artist, slacker ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: europe, london, england
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System:   49%
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The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, futuristic, offbeat ...
Plot: apocalypse, farce, village, parallel world, village life, good versus evil, danger, real world, british humour, reality vs fantasy, queen of england, catacomb ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century
Place: england, europe
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System:   49%
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Little Britain
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The show's title is an amalgamation of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, cult, social misfits, gender bending, human nature, working class, transvestism, gender, misfit, society, head of state, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, paris france
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Asylum
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Asylum is a British comedy series which was shown on Paramount Comedy Channel in 1996. Set in a mental asylum, it ran for one series of six episodes. Unlike traditional sitcoms or comedy television shows, it was to some extent an opportunity for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, losing-it hero, comedy of errors, mental institution, wrongfully committed, nothing goes right, countryside, misfit, disorder, doctors and patients, mental illness, mistaken identity ...
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Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Love Bite
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four teenaged lads set off to get laid in order to stay alive. However, the boys have to attract the girls first in order to complete their mission. Otherwise, they will be hunted and killed by a vicious Werewolf which only seems interested in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, gory, small town, looking for sex, teenage life, danger, youth, loss of virginity, werewolf, small town life, fall in love, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Evil Aliens
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sensationalist reporter Michelle Fox presents the TV show Weird World, with phony matters about UFOS and aliens. When she hears about Cat, a young woman that claims that have been abducted with her boyfriend and become pregnant by aliens, she ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, gory, evil alien, alien encounter, countryside, chaos and mayhem, small town, kidnapping, tv show, alien, space and aliens, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, wales
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Goodness Gracious Me
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, parody, suburbs, eccentric family, society, family relations, disorder, family life, suburban life, working class, british humour ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, india
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Ideal
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ideal is a British dark comedy sit-com, originally broadcast on digital channel BBC Three, created by Graham Duff and produced by BBC Comedy North and Baby Cow Productions. It stars Johnny Vegas as small-time cannabis dealer Moz. It is set in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: sitcom, crime, drugs/alcohol, buddies, drug dealing, stoners, urban, crimes, friends, disorder, flat, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england
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Sightseers
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.
Style: dark humor, stylized, humorous, not serious, macabre ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, murder, tourist, odd couple, on the road, road trip, violence spree, countryside, psychiatry, brutality, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Twenty Twelve
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, workplace, nothing goes right, boss and employee, power relations, disorder, british humour, secretary, loner
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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French and Saunders
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: parody, celebrity culture, celebrity guests, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, gender, media, disorder, british humour, cross dressing, promiscuity ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Last of the Summer Wine
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Unencumbered by wives, jobs or any other responsibilities, three senior citizens who've never really grown up explore their world in the Yorkshire Dales. They spend their days speculating about their fellow townsfolk and thinking up adventures ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, village, buddies, countryside, golden years, aging, elderly, friends, introspection, british humour, english countryside, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
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Leon the Pig Farmer
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish boy from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor
Plot: strong sexual content, self discovery, nothing goes right, farm, family life, disorder, parents and children, culture clash, life turned upside down, fish out of water, family relations, breeding ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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    User:   24%
 
The Mighty Boosh
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting ...
Plot: buddies, heavy metal, hip hop, friends, escapades, music, imaginary, disorder, friendship, music band, musician's life, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
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System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
Young Dracula
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Young Dracula is a British teenage horror drama television series airing on CBBC, loosely based on Young Dracula AND Young Monsters, a children's book by Michael Lawrence. Directed by Joss Agnew, the first series was broadcast in 2006, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: vampire, social misfits, family, school, friendship, imaginary, small town, friends, social relations, dracula, single parent, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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System:   29%
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One Foot in the Grave
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: sitcom, golden years, couple relations, elderly, family relations, couples, disorder, british humour, misery, retirement, oldtimer, retired ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Dirk Gently
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, imaginary, partners, disorder, british humour, supernatural, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Sherman's Way
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere is the much-loved sequel to Peter Kay's critically-acclaimed comedy series, "Phoenix Nights". Written by and starring Peter Kay and Patrick McGuinness, this six-part comedy/drama series is the ...
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