Movies and TV shows like The League of Gentlemen

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The League of Gentlemen (1999)
 8.4
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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, offbeat, semi serious, toilet humor, sitcom
Plot: psychopath, transvestism, clergy, taxi driver, insanity, odd, small town life, lifestyle, small town, priest, disorder, nothing goes right, prank, eccentric family, kidnapping, satire, british, absurd humor, stereotype, surrealism, absurdism, social satire, stereotypes, joke, comedy team ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
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 british humour, disorder, british, satire, joke, comedian and silly humor mostly in Comedy, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The League of Gentlemen: Psychoville (2009), Inside No. 9 (2014), Little Britain (2003), Big Train (1998), W1A (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, suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: social misfits, life turned upside down, drinking problem, nurse, blackmail, insanity, serial killer, deadly, mystery, crimes, living with parents, dwarf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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100%
 8.5
 12K
Inside No. 9 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'.
Style: anthology, surreal, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, surprising revelation, under the surface, odd, haunted house, british humour, indoor, teacher, surrealism
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england
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100%
 7.6
 21K
Little Britain (2003)
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, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, stupidity, lifestyle, cross dressing, misfit, social misfits, gender bending, human nature, society, false identity, social satire, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 4K
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, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: comedian, disorder, silly humor, satire, joke, irreverence, parody, british tv, british, social satire, surrealism, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, witty, humorous, futuristic, offbeat ...
Plot: good versus evil, farce, parallel world, danger, apocalypse, village, real world, catastrophe, village life, office, newspaper clipping, giraffe ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century
Place: england, europe, london
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33%
The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: live comedy
Plot: puzzle, obsession, unemployment, kidnapping, masturbation, comedy team, joke, pantomime, live audience, british, comedian, pageant ...
Place: northern england, britain
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31%
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
Plot: pageant, british, small town, joke, comedian, comedy team, live audience, masquerade
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 2K
W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, satire, disorder, nothing goes right, intern, television, british humour, bbc, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.0
 3K
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: execution, executioner, dimwit, hanging, intelligence, social relations, friends, immature, odd, comedian, partners, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, disorder, secretary, boss and employee, nothing goes right, team, olympics, british humour, loner, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
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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: humorous, atmospheric, cynical, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: postmodernism, disorder, society, politically correct, social satire, surrealism, absurdism, craziness, irreverence, perversion, music, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.5
 53K
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, sitcom, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, workplace, best friends, uptight character, salesman, workplace problem, odd couple, store, workplace situations, friendship, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, satire, guest, comeback, odd, friends, layoff, disorder, fan, career, humiliation, self involved ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.6
 36K
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, semi serious, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, friendship, against the odds, family relations, small town, family life, eccentric family, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sitcom, surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: domestic disturbance, guest, nothing goes right, disorder, uninvited guest, bug, indoor, silly humor, british humour
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Goodness Gracious Me (1998)
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, ethnic, family relations, working class, eccentric family, suburbs, suburban life, family life, disorder, punjab, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, not serious, suspense, witty ...
Plot: satire, crossdressing, weirdo, insanity, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, goofy hero, society, workplace, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician, comedian, duo, yuppie, artists and showbiz, media, silly humor, satire, british tv, actor playing himself, british, joke ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, misfit, silly humor, actress playing multiple roles, british, british tv, joke, comedian, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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23%
 7.9
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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, sitcom, light, entertaining ...
Plot: church, clergy, priest, belief, society, religions or cults, moral dilemma, social relations, urban setting, frustration, lifestyle change, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.2
 13K
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: sitcom, surreal, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hippie, satire, student, college life, lifestyle, buddies, medical school, social relations, friends, mad, suicidal, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Birthday Boys (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: "The Birthday Boys" is a scripted original sketch comedy, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad", "Mr. Show") and Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Zoolander"). The series ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, goofy hero, stupidity, absurdism, comedian, comedy team, surrealism, joke, irreverence, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 221
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: sitcom, dark humor, humorous, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, confinement indoors, power relations, losing-it hero, confined, delivery, mental institution, wrongfully committed, doctors and patients, comedy of errors, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, surreal, humorous, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, betrayal, family relations, heir heiress, fight for supremacy, inheritance, siblings relations, dishonesty, small town life, silly humor, man child, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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: humorous, not serious, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: workplace, media, artists and showbiz, coworker, disorder, friends, partners, comedy team, absurdism, parody, comedian, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: working class, family relations, black market, cons and scams, eccentric family, disorder, veteran, hopes, dishonesty, partners, siblings relations, scam ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: sitcom, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, family relations, suffering, indoor, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, couple relations, grandparent and grandchild, couples, temperamental, in-laws ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, dark humor, not serious, anthology, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, disorder, curses spells and rituals, goofy hero, silly humor, parody, friends, imaginary, neighbor neighbor relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: sitcom, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, faked death, suburbs, satire, unfulfillment, hopes, dishonesty, hidden identity, power relations, disorder, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
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Loiter Squad (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Loiter Squad is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce from the Los Angeles hip hop group Odd Future. The show regularly features other members of the group as well. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, hip hop, silly humor, friends, hip hop culture, buddies, disorder, joke, absurdism, sketch, farce, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%