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, joke, family relations and friends mostly in Comedy, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like The League of Gentlemen: Psychoville (2009), Big Train (1998), I'm Alan Partridge (1997), Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), The Vicar of Dibley (1994). 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 ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: deadly, misfit, serial killer, mystery, social misfits, life turned upside down, crimes, social relations, disorder, british humour, living with parents, dwarf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, futuristic, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: apocalypse, farce, village, parallel world, village life, good versus evil, danger, real world, severed head, church, monster, cliff ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
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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, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: disorder, british humour, comedian, british, british tv, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, actress playing multiple roles, surrealism, irreverence, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
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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: not serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
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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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: sitcom, working class, siblings relations, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, uncle, british humour, eccentric family, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
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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, realistic, witty
Plot: village, fish out of water, church, clergy, small town, introspection, friendship, parents and children, workplace romance, sitcom, english countryside, british humour ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Monty Python's Flying Circus
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: surreal, clever, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: nothing goes right, rock, disorder, fish out of water, cult, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, media satire, monty python, showbiz, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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    User:   32%
 
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Black Books
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Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: surreal, not serious, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, workplace, store, friends, best friends, odd couple, friendship, misfit, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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    User:   36%
 
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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.
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, witty, realistic ...
Plot: island, clergy, priest, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, sitcom, social relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
The League of Gentlemen: Live at Drury Lane
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The award-winning Black Comedy series takes to the stage of London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Style: live comedy, based on radio show, based on sketch comedy
Plot: comedian, joke, small town, live audience, british, comedy team
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System:   36%
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The Royle Family
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, working class, family life, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, british humour, eccentric family, society, couples, family ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ...
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The Heart, She Holler
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: The Heart, She Holler is a live action television series produced by PFFR for Adult Swim. The series, described as "Southern Gothic drama" and "an inside-out blend of soap opera and politically incorrect surrealist comedy," is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, betrayal, siblings relations, small town life, dishonesty, family relations, social relations, fight for supremacy, heir heiress, inheritance, sibling rivalry, death of father ...
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Asylum
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Duration: 21 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, losing-it hero, comedy of errors, mental institution, wrongfully committed, countryside, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, doctors and patients, mental illness, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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That Mitchell and Webb Look
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: disorder, artists and showbiz, workplace, friends, media, partners, british humour, advertising, reward, odd, coworker, british tv ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
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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, realistic, offbeat, 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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System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
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Sherman's Way
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, on the road, nothing goes right, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, twentysomething life, stoners, lifestyle, disorder, athlete's life, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, benign alien, 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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System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible is a British comedy-horror anthology series created by Graham Duff, who co-wrote the series with Steve Coogan. BBC Two broadcast the series in 2001. It spoofs the British horror films of Amicus Productions, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, disorder, vampire, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, supernatural, british humour, castle, lesbian vampire
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england
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System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
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Spaced
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Spaced: the anti-Friends, in that it examines the lives of common 20 somethings, but in a way that is more down to earth and realistic. Here we have Daisy and Tim; two 'young' adults with big dreams just trying to get by in this crazy ...
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, 1990s ...
Place: europe, london, england
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    User:   30%
 
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Inbred
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four young offenders and their workers spend a weekend in the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, isolation, village, danger, wilderness, deadly, misfit, slasher, torture, chainsaw, inbreeding, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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    User:   23%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, 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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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, realistic, witty, 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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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
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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, buddies, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, stoners, urban, crimes, friends, disorder, flat, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
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The Cottage
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, hostages, kidnapping, ransom, crime, countryside, nothing goes right, crimes, deadly, betrayal, chase, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
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, realistic, witty, 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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System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, 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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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 

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Corner Gas
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. Re-runs still air on CTV, CTV Two and The Comedy Network in Canada. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: gas station, nothing goes right, small town, boss and employee, store, friendship, suburbs, fish out of water, village, suburban life, small town life, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
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, yorkshire, northern england
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