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Hardly Working (1980)
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Hardly Working (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, cult film, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, adventure, circus, unemployment, down on your luck, starting over, disorder, silly humor, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, clown, stupidity, legs, gag humor
Time: 70s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, offbeat and not serious films with plots about disorder, silly humor, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, nudity (full frontal - brief) and chaos and mayhem mostly in Comedy, Family and War genres. Some movies like Hardly Working: The Patsy (1964), Midgets Vs. Mascots (2009), Don't Drink the Water (1994), Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979), White Collar Blues (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: suspense, biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: messenger, silly humor, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, misfit, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, media ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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Midgets Vs. Mascots (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This documentary follows 10 contestants as they compete for 1 million dollars in prize money.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: strong sexual content, disorder, chaos, rivalry, contests and competitions, physical appearance, chaos and mayhem, misfit, silly humor, goofy hero, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: iron curtain, farce, tourist, screwball, disorder, political unrest, nothing goes right, dishonesty, clergy, goofy hero, silly humor, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". In the tradition of ...
Style: parody, cynical, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, filmmaking, chaos, disorder, artists and showbiz, media, goofy hero, media satire, showbiz, chaos and mayhem, elephant, cat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, nothing goes right, disorder, farce, workplace, goofy hero, power relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, down on your luck, new year's eve, bad luck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, rise to the top, family relations, wooing, parents and children, workplace, goofy hero, disorder, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, store ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: farce, disorder, goofy hero, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, chaos and mayhem, bourgeoisie, factory worker, bureaucracy, bazooka, working class, class differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Don's Analyst (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Don Vito Leoni, the Godfather, is clinically depressed. The world has changed and he hasn't. He'd like to retire, but if he left the "family business" to his two idiot sons, they'd be dead in a minute. So he decides to go ...
Style: realistic, not serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor, nothing goes right, misfit, crimes, family relations, abduction, disorder, missing person, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Where the #$&% Is Santa? (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the midst of a trip to Finland to find the perfect Christmas gift for his wife, Missy, skateboarding superstar MTV personality Bam Margera is struck by inspiration to find the elusive Santa clause.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: christmas, silly humor, disorder, friends, buddies, escapades, farce, prank, jackass, found footage, trick, north pole ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Carry on Again Doctor (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, parody, sex comedy
Plot: hospital, satire, medical, doctors and patients, farce, workplace situations, disorder, power relations, workplace, goofy hero, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Family Jewels (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.
Style: parody, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: inheritance, uncle niece relationship, orphan, gangsters, silly humor, misfit, youth, goofy hero, heroes, rise to the top, society, odd couple ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, death, surrealism, artist, romance, starting over, love and romance, goofy hero, dark humor, family relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Ladies Man (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females?
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, parody, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: farce, unlikely friendships, coming of age, nothing goes right, workplace, love and romance, battle of the sexes, college life, singleness, down on your luck, college, absurd humor ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: egypt, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Errand Boy (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause ...
Style: parody, not serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: couples, filmmaking, disorder, lifestyle, nothing goes right, heroes, actor's life, love and romance, buddies, workplace, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Working Stiffs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Working Stiffs is a short-lived 1979 American television series which starred James Belushi and Michael Keaton as brothers Ernie and Mike O'Rourke. The pair were janitors who aspired to work their way up in the field of business. The brothers ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: janitor, working class, sibling relationship, silly humor, farce, partners, buddies, workplace, friends, fashion, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 11 Commandments (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After an evening of drinking, six men find themselves in front of The God of the Joke. Distressed to find that people aren't laughing anymore, He gives the six friends a mission: to save the world with the Eleven Commandments of the Joke. The ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, funny, offbeat
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prank, buddies, disorder, chaos and mayhem, friends, silly humor, stupidity, humiliation, disguise, vandalism, chaos, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Which Way to the Front? (1970)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brendan Byers III (Jerry Lewis), one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's war against Hitler. Byers does not takes "No" for an answer and recruits other 4-F's to fight ...
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: world war two, farce, military, disorder, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, heroes, war, escapades, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Cracking Up (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, parody, offbeat
Plot: disaster, satire, catastrophe, disorder, adventure, escapades, media, chaos and mayhem, media satire, forces of nature, absurd humor, earthquake ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gang, silly humor, farce, hitman, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, assassination attempt, criminal heroes, lion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: suspense, sexy, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: bus, working class, lechery, strike, rivalry, society, dishonesty, ego clash, workplace, disorder, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Naked Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 78 min.
Story: O escritor Sílvio Proença precisa embarcar para São Paulo, a fim de divulgar seu novo livro. No aeroporto, encontra um grupo de velhos companheiros. Com o embarque cancelado devido à uma forte tempestade, o grupo segue para o apartamento de ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy, offbeat
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), nothing goes right, goofy hero, chase, on the run, disorder, farce, alcohol abuse, male nudity, adultery, urban setting, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Percy (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the full story of the organ's origin. So Edwin begins a search ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: dominatrix, transplant, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, couples, womanizer, farce, striptease, sexy woman, accident, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
American Raspberry (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been substituted. Included in the mix are such show as The ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: satire, erection, electric chair, ira, fat woman, silly humor, media, nothing goes right, society, disorder, chaos and mayhem, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This hilarious genre-bending comedy follows Gary Brewer, along with girlfriend Holly Brewer (no relation), and best friend Trevor Morehouse as Gary quests to reign supreme at the 2006 Rock, Paper, Scissors World Championships.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, light, offbeat
Plot: goofy hero, ambition, rivalry, silly humor, athlete's life, contests and competitions, disorder, rock paper scissors, uninhibited rivalry, effeminacy, tank top
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, cult film, weird ...
Plot: jewish, soldier, desert, silly humor, satire, disorder, daring rescue, nothing goes right, military, dishonesty, track down, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, egypt, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: con men, con artists, farce, blind ambition, disorder, nothing goes right, down on your luck, road not taken, dishonesty, obsessive quest, cons and scams, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Night Patrol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The streets of Los Angeles are crawling with weirdos, hookers, peeping toms and perverts. And this time, they're wearing badges! Murray Langston, Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Billy Barty, Jaye P. Morgan, Andrew Dice Clay, Pat Morita, Kitten ...
Style: funny, sex comedy, parody, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, satire, exploitation, teenager, erotica, hollywood, partners, buddies, law enforcement, friends, filmmaking, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Pink Angels (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Six rough and tumble motor cyclists meet at the side of an empty highway to plan their adventurous excursion cycling to Los Angeles. The burly bunch are Michael (John Alderman), David (Tom Basham), Henry (Bob Bihiller), Arnold (Bruce Kimbal), Eddie ...
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: biker, motorcycle, transvestism, police, on the road, lifestyle, crimes, gang, misfit, gender, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage.
Style: erotic, sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, farce, sex, playwright, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, disorder, couples, couple relations, doctors and patients, sexual relations, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: parody, talky, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wrestling, tough guy, silly humor, diner, restaurant, taxi, disorder, filmmaking, family gatherings, media satire, terminal illness, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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64%