Movies and TV shows like The League of Gentlemen

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The League of Gentlemen (1999)
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The League of Gentlemen (1999)
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, taxi driver, priest, insanity, odd, lifestyle, british tv, british, play, comedy team, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, surrealism, stereotype, joke ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england

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Most similar movies to The League of Gentlemen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, offbeat and surreal films and TV series with plots about disorder, sitcom, british, comedian, joke, friends and odd mostly in Comedy, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The League of Gentlemen: Psychoville (2009), Big Train (1998), Inside No. 9 (2014), Snuff Box (2006), House of Fools (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Psychoville (2009)
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, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, deadly, misfit, serial killer, mystery, life turned upside down, crimes, social relations, disorder, living with parents, dwarf, oldtimer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Big Train (1998)
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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: comedian, disorder, actress playing multiple roles, social satire, absurd humor, absurdism, surrealism, irreverence, parody, joke, british, british tv
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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43%
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Inside No. 9 (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, scary ...
Plot: ghost, anthology, under the surface, haunted house, supernatural, surprising revelation, teacher, odd
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)
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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, futuristic, offbeat ...
Plot: apocalypse, village, good versus evil, farce, parallel world, village life, danger, real world, prank, husband wife relationship, baby, pistol ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Snuff Box (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Snuff Box is a BBC Three British dark comedy starring and written by Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher with additional material by Nick Gargano. It first aired on Monday 27 February 2006. Both actors use their real names for their main characters. Berry ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: partners, friends, social relations, hanging, execution, comedian, hotshot, king, dimwit, intelligence, immature, odd
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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33%
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House of Fools (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Surreal sitcom with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. A series of anarchic affairs featuring the uninvited lodgers and guests that cause chaos and disruption in their home.
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, domestic disturbance, disorder, nothing goes right, uninvited guest, guest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: based on radio show, based on sketch comedy, live comedy
Plot: obsession, masturbation, kidnapping, unemployment, british, comedy team, live audience, pantomime, comedian, joke
Place: northern england
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32%
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
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, realistic ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Heart, She Holler (2011)
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: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, betrayal, siblings relations, small town life, dishonesty, family relations, social relations, fight for supremacy, heir heiress, inheritance, death of father, sibling rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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30%
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Family man Dennis "Murph" Murphy moves next door to Brenner, a friendly bully who torments Murph for declining his offer to hang out. Short film from "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories".
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, dark humor, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, supernatural, neighbor neighbor relationship, anthology, goofy hero, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
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, biting, clever, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: monty python, cross dressing, stupidity, nothing goes right, rock, disorder, fish out of water, cult, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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28%
The League of Gentlemen: Live at Drury Lane (2001)
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: british, comedy team, small town, comedian, joke, live audience
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27%
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Father Ted (1995)
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: surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, priest, clergy, sitcom, irish, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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26%
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Rev. (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rev. is a British television sitcom produced by Big Talk Productions. The show premiered on BBC Two on 28 June 2010. The show's working titles were The City Vicar and Handle With Prayer. The series revolves around a Church of England priest, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: clergy, church, sitcom, religions or cults, urban, moral dilemma, society, social relations, challenge, christianity, belief, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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26%
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Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: postmodernism, society, music, disorder, perversion, politically correct, medical, lip synching, british tv, craziness, entertainment, british ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Asylum (1996)
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, comedy of errors, losing-it hero, mental institution, wrongfully committed, countryside, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, doctors and patients, mental illness, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
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, advertising, reward, odd, coworker, british, comedy team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Young Ones (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, college life, student, hippie, cult, buddies, student life, twentysomething life, youth, social relations, friends, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, workplace, nothing goes right, boss and employee, power relations, disorder, secretary, loner
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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24%
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004)
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 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, on the road, buddies, odd couple, friendship, partners, friends, chaos and mayhem, working class, social relations, disorder, porn ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, cross country, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Fast Show (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, misfit, comedian, joke, actress playing multiple roles, british, british tv
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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24%
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Ideal (2005)
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: stoners, sitcom, buddies, drug dealing, crime, crimes, petty criminal, slacker, drug dealer, flat, drugs/alcohol, united kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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24%
The Royle Family (1998)
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, working class, parents and children, family life, family, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, society, couples, in-laws ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
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23%
The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, legal action, workplace romance, conservative, parliament, greed, politician, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Linda La Hughes (Kathy Burke) shares a flat with Tom Farrell (James Dreyfus). Linda is overweight, loudmouthed and not particularly attractive. She thinks she's gorgeous and irrestible, however. She's also sex mad and obsessed with men. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: sitcom, sex, best friends, gays and lesbians, actor, sexual obsession, odd couple, gender, couples, friends, singleness, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surreal
Plot: sitcom, midlife crisis, faked death, hidden identity, starting over, marriage, depression, suburbs, dishonesty, hopes, unfulfillment, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
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: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, radio, goofy hero, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (2001)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, vampire, disorder, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, supernatural, lesbian vampire, castle
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, cult, disorder, farce, goofy hero, parody, chase, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, chases and races, dirty old man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Miranda (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, nothing goes right, looking for love, female protagonist, store, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, family relations, disorder, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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