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I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
 6.4
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I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Original name: Io sono un autarchico
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, experimental, semi serious, surreal
Plot: politics, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, direction and purpose, society, actor's life, loneliness, unrequited love, theater, communism, critic, stage play, years of lead
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and clever films with plots about politics, society, satire, state affairs, artists and showbiz, couples and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like I Am Self Sufficient: April (1998), Great! (1986), The Terrace (1980), White Collar Blues (1975), Welcome Mr. President! (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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April (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: politics, election, autobiography, society, babies and infants, hopes, state affairs, youth, lifestyle, couples, family relations, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1997, year 1995 ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, venice, london
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95%
 6.5
 1K
Great! (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Carlo Verdone at his best is incredibly supported by a fantastic Alberto Sordi and a cast of street-genie non-actors that outperform beyond any imagination.
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: rivalry, friendship, motorcycle, beach, pinball machine, motorcycle gang
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
 1K
The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, workplace situations, down on your luck, boss and employee, farce, power relations, new year's eve, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, light, realistic
Plot: politics, farce, disorder, state affairs, dishonesty, fish out of water, political satire, politician, satire, small town, president
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Swissmakers (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: immigrants, politics, surveillance, immigration, bureaucracy, society, misfit, culture clash, citizenship, narrow mindedness, proletarian, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Sins of a Nearly Decent Girl (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A very enthusiastic girl kills her boyfriend, a carabinieri, after a long love session. She will suffer during the rest of the film to hide the body.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: society, disorder, family problems, family relations, indoor, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, small town, family in crisis, nothing goes right, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he's just lost his memory following a (very stupid) car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so ...
Style: humorous, psychological, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, satire, memory loss, hopes, society, state affairs, baby, humiliation, father son relationship, punched in the face, whistling, egoist ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a guy who still lives with his mother and sells some really awful alcohol to bartenders. The only way for him to do this is to cry and invent himself an awful life. Then he meets the beautiful woman whose goal in life is to sleep with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, suicide attempt, poet, tape recorder, hotel manager, poetry reading, gas explosion, clock, poem, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 191
Nowhere (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: society, politics, political prisoner, dictator, escape, isolation, abduction, rebelliousness, drive away, kidnapping, military dictatorship, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Qualunquemente (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Corrupt and sleazy entrepreneur Cetto La Qualunque comes back to Italy and "jumps into politics" lest his law-abiding opponent, Giovanni De Santis, is elected as mayor.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, sexy ...
Plot: politics, political satire, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, campaign, farce, state affairs, silly humor, media, satire, mayor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Night Before the Exams Today (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Reunites the same cast, reprising their characters from the 2006 original film, but transplants them from the 1980s to the Italy of 2006. This leap allows the filmmaker to compare and contrast youth culture across generations, from the era of the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, buddies, father son relationship, sex, marriage, infidelity, friendship, extramarital affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 2K
Happy Family (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A blocked screenwriter, Ezio (Fabio De Luigi), is trying to finish a story about two off-kilter families thrown together when their teenage children announce they’re getting married. So Ezio writes himself into the story with a romantic part—a ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, realistic, non-linear
Plot: breakup, love and romance, writer's life, teenage love, sexual content, family relations, couples, disorder, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, milan italy
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48%
 6.0
 1K
Hotel Lux (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Liechtenstein, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds himself in the legendary Hotel Lux, the 'lost ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: artists and showbiz, society, state affairs, fascism, hotel, comedian, against humanity, homecoming, stalinism, holocaust, best friend, nazi germany
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 669
HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, media satire, political corruption, wedding, couples, campaign, cooking and food, sexual relations, americana, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 488
Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young poet falls in love in sofisticated woman who hates poetry.But,poet wants to win her with poetry and:a bit of help of his mum.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: unfulfillment, politics, family relations, thirtysomething life, social relations, parents and children, friend, gay, curse, revolution, prostitute, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: church, small town life, idealism, village life, culture clash, village, small town, society, clergy, family problems, solace, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Nothing Personal (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Environmentally concerned lawyer Abigail Adams works with Professor Roger Keller in his effort to protect baby seals from slaughter.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: battle of the sexes, legal, romance, dedicated lawyer, couples, power relations, idealism, rebellion, society, fighting the system, legal action, seal the animal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An Italian Name (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paolo and his wife are waiting a baby and deciding his name, but it seems that Paolo's family and friends don't really like the chosen name.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: family gatherings, family problems, family relations, couples, friendship, pregnancy, disorder, ego clash, under the surface, friends, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Senator Likes Women (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the occasion a state visit. In his desperation Pupis turns to ...
Style: sexy, surreal, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: convent, politics, political satire, vatican, sexploitation, siblings relations, zombie, state affairs, clergy, countryside, satire, revolution ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
That's Carry On! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Celebrating twenty years of classic Carry On films, two of the films’ best-loved stars, Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor return to Pinewood film studios to unwrap some rib-tickling moments from the series. From the original, military mayhem of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, anthology
Plot: royal family, disorder, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The making of a serious, Canadian art house film descends into Hollywood farce when its producer is forced to compromise his vision to accommodate his drug-addled star, his leading lady and his venal backers.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, film within a film, actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Stark Raving Black (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blustery funnyman Lewis Black hits the stage for his Comedy Central special, which finds the comic using his wry observational humor to skewer everything from Washington politicians and the tanking economy to cellphones and getting old.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: adult humor, satire, profanity, politics, artists and showbiz, state affairs, stand up comedian, political satire, political humor, anger, comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 311
EuroTrapped (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: AmeriQua is the story of a lazy recent graduate, Charlie (Bobby Kennedy), whose rich parents cut him off with a $5000 check and an ultimatum to start a life of independence and responsibility. Instead, he buys a plane ticket to Italy, gets robbed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, sexy
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, misfit, generosity, social relations, ultimatum, friends, student, embassy, italian restaurant, soccer, hot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 11K
Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, bohemian life, traffic jam, filmmaking, performer's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Calls Controlled (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliantly funny comedy finds humor in what was otherwise a terrifying time, the outbreak of Martial Law in Poland in 1981.
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: society, government agency, state affairs, working class, working undercover, moral dilemma, labor union, anti hero, anti heroes, heroes, undercover, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In front of a live audience at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Emmy-nominated host of Real Time with Bill Maher performs an all-new hour of stand-up comedy.  ...
Style: live comedy, semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: politics, comedian, artists and showbiz, democrat, state affairs, political satire, live performance, adult humor, joke, live audience, society, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Welcome to the North (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, culture clash, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace, disorder, couples, social satire, fish out of water, postman, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sexual Life of the Belgians Part 4: Pleasure and Hysteria (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A director in his midlife-crisis wants to start a new movie and he invites twelve actresses in his flat in Brussels. Every actress tries to convince him of her talent. The director tries to seduce them at the same time but this is not what they ...
Style: sexual, witty, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nudity (full frontal - brief), filmmaking, artists and showbiz, actor's life, male female relationship, belgian, psychoanalysis, marxism, hysteria
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%