Movies like Puckoon

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Puckoon (2002)
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense, realistic, biting, offbeat
Plot: satire, comedy of errors, life turned upside down, politics, society, social relations, disorder, political unrest, cons and scams, village, village life, border, breaking the fourth wall, church, priest, boy scout, corpse, small town, countryside, coffin
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about disorder, society, social relations, village, village life, satire and small town mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Puckoon: Waking Ned Devine (1998), Zonad (2009), Hallelujah! (2009), The Priest's Children (2013), A Private Function (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, dishonesty, buddies, nothing goes right, golden years, pretense, impersonating, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
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Zonad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, cons and scams, family life, family relations, social relations, dishonesty, village, disorder, alien, con artists, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: fake priest, mistaken identity, small town, priest, disorder, social relations, hidden identity, farce, village, prison, criminal, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, religions or cults, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, village life, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, village, countryside, small town, working class, pig, couples, social differences, village life, ambition, society, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, 1930s, 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Government Woman (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Xate is an ordinary woman from Midyat with eight children in tow. The only thing that sets her apart is her husband's job as Mayor of Midyat. Until, that is, an extraordinary day changes her life - and the lives of everyone else in Midyat. For ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: family life, mayor, disorder, parents and children, life turned upside down, politics, social relations, state affairs, society, small town life, small town, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: turkey, middle east
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Heavens Above! (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive but caring prison chaplain, who happens to have the same last name as an upper class cleric, is by mistake appointed as vicar to a small and prosperous country town. His belief in charity and forgiveness sets him at odds with the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: satire, church, priest, rise to the top, rebellion, nothing goes right, clergy, love and romance, misfit, opposites attract, society, social misfits ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, couples, romance, isolation, couple relations, family relations, battle of the sexes, village life, small town life, love, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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34%
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Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meet the parents, disorder, couple relations, culture clash, fish out of water, parents and children, silly humor, misfit, society, couples, village, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cold Turkey (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts, from wanting a cigarette, or kill ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: satire, small town, media, ambition, society, contests and competitions, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, social relations, silly humor, farce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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33%
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: lottery, village, comedy of errors, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, social relations, disorder, alcoholic, poverty, lottery winner, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome Mr. President! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small mountain village lives a man with a challenging name, Giuseppe Garibaldi (one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland"), but everybody call him with the nickname Peppino. Love fishing, the company of friends, the library ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, satirical, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, dishonesty, disorder, farce, fish out of water, political satire, politician, president, satire, silly humor, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting: imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: society, disorder, culture clash, suicide, misfit, nothing goes right, social misfits, injustice, down on your luck, working class, martyrdom, border crossing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Welcome to the South (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, satirical ...
Plot: fish out of water, workplace situations, friendship, disorder, culture clash, social relations, society, couple relations, misfit, workplace, supportive coworker, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, cons and scams, village life, farce, poverty, drifter, social relations, village ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Wait for Me in Heaven (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pepe Soriano plays a Madrid shopkeeper who is kidnapped by henchmen of Franco in this political comedy. After his kidnapping, he is forced to become the dictator's double for many official ceremonies. Due to his long and unexplained absence, ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, kidnapping, disorder, state affairs, society, switching roles, dishonesty, hidden identity, seance, husband wife relationship, widow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain
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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: ambition, elderly, fish out of water, comedy of errors, culture clash, showbiz, society, one last chance, theater, actor's life, rehearsal, once promising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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LolliLove (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A hip, misguided Southern California couple decide to make a difference in the lives of the homeless by giving them lollipops with a cheery slogan on the wrapper.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, satirical ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Ultrachrist! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would Jesus do if he returned to Earth and discovered he could no longer relate to the youth of today?
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, religions or cults, heroes, clergy, society, destiny, disorder, vampire, superhero, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success (Imdb.com)
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, manipulation, life turned upside down, ambition, disorder, couples, family problems, family in crisis, tv show, culture clash, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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28%
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Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
The Grand Seduction (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As ...
Style: touching, semi serious, stylized, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, small town, social relations, disorder, dishonesty, society, unemployment, cons and scams, village life, small town life, new job, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s
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28%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulation, society, media, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
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A Good Man in Africa (1994)
Genre: Comedy
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Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
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The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nikos is a master of funeral ceremonies (that's undertaker to you and me) who doesn't expect much from life. After drunkenly insulting a diplomat at a party, weird things begin to happen for Nikos. The news that a mysterious stranger ...
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
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26%
Little Britain: Live (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The many hilarious characters of Little Britain are taken to the stage in this brilliant live performance by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: society, social misfits, showbiz, coming out, village life, human nature, working class, village, gays and lesbians, misfit, lifestyle, satire ...
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26%
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Masquerades (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, contemplative ...
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25%
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Idiot in Paris (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Goubi, the simpleton of his village in the French Department Allier, has but one wish: to see Paris. One day, the truckers Grafouillère deposit a drunk Goubi in the biggest market of Paris (the "Halles"). The poor man is completely lost, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual, humorous
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, social differences, infidelity, couples, misfit, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, social relations, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
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