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Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
 6.2
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Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as the afterbirth to a watermelon, the young Wheatstraw becomes a martial artist, but is unable to best the evil comedy team of Leroy and Skillet, who also indulge in wholesale murder. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his clock-stoppingly ugly daughter to giving him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen.
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious
Plot: supernatural, deal with the devil, martial arts, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, betrayal, performer's life, supernatural ability, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, one more chance, dishonesty, rivalry, silly humor, devil, afterlife, occult, supernatural power, murder, comedian, convention
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, suspenseful and scary films with plots about rivalry, supernatural, deadly, vengeance, danger, crimes and murder mostly in Comedy, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Petey Wheatstraw: The Human Tornado (1976), Dolemite (1975), Cast a Deadly Spell (1991), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), The Gingerdead Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Human Tornado (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolemite comes to the rescue of Queen Bee, whose Nightclub is threatened by the Mafia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, witty, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, superhero, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, injustice, racism, heroes, lone wolves, gangsters, racial prejudice, ethnic slur ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Dolemite (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a warden planned to get him out of Jail and get Willie Green ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, not serious, parody ...
Plot: frame up, martial arts, revenge, gunfight, cocaine, murder, prison, gangsters, heroes, fighting the system, misfit, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The gingerdead man travels back in time to 1976 and carries out an epic disco killing spree.
Style: not serious, scary, humorous, rough, parody ...
Plot: time travel, supernatural, danger, crimes, deadly, imaginary, deadly creature, time machine, time traveler, nightclub, gory, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, gangsters, zombie, curses spells and rituals, mystery, rivalry, investigation, danger, supernatural ability, chases and races, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1948
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, light, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, small town, magic, dark humor, devil, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, good versus evil, witchcraft, love and romance, promiscuity, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer, and this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.
Style: slasher, not serious, suspenseful, humorous, christmas horror ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, vengeance, reincarnation, danger, deadly creature, deadly, electric chair, gory, curses spells and rituals, murder, creature ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.8
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Ooga Booga (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Revenge is served on a spear when dirty cops brutally murder DEVIN, an innocent African-American med student. Devin’s soul is magically transferred into the body of an action figure named OOGA BOOGA. Armed only with his tribal weapon and the help ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, scary, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: trailer park, vengeance, crimes, danger, dark humor, curses spells and rituals, strong violent content, racism, gory, supernatural, deadly, spear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Doll Graveyard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: It's 1905 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends. When her abusive father has finally had enough, he forces her to bury them in the backyard. But, after she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat
Plot: afterlife, ghost, family in danger, vengeance, teenage life, gory, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, murder, curses spells and rituals, killer doll ...
Time: 1900s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.3
 11K
The Revenant (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: back from the dead, zombie, partners, imaginary, supernatural, vigilante, deadly, criminal heroes, vampire, dark humor, vigilantism, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 782
Lucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ever have one of those lifetimes where nothing seems to go right? Failing cartoon writer, Millard Mudd, has sunk deep into one. Living hermit-like and existing on a strict alcohol diet, Mudd's world has collapsed. But one day everything changes ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, one more chance, supernatural ability, writer's life, unlikely partners, crimes, dark humor, deadly, talking dog, strong sexual content, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The horrifying yet delicious and chewy Gingerdead Man causes murder and mayhem on the set of a horrible low budget movie set. It will take the determination of the studio's young new owner to save both his company and well as the lives of his ...
Style: slasher, scary, humorous, suspenseful, not serious ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, crimes, danger, deadly, imaginary, deadly creature, escapades, rivalry, serial killer, darkness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the almighty and his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, switching roles, miraculous event, artists and showbiz, hopes, supernatural, musician's life, imaginary, religions or cults, disorder, god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 9K
Repossessed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, devil, exorcism, disorder, escapades, supernatural, rivalry, danger, clergy, obsessive quest, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, year 1973, 1990s, year 1990, 70s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 5K
976-EVIL (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, satanic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, obsession, dark humor, satanism, high school, misfit, vengeance, social misfits, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, deal with the devil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this unearthed lost movie from 1990 that the studio deemed too terrible to release, a Vietnam Veteran Sal Bando(Sorbo), tortured by his past as a Poolboy returns home to Van Nuys, California, and a country he doesn't recognize, in which it ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, rough, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, danger, hopes, gory, righting the wronged, tough heroes, silly humor, sexual content, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Walking Deceased (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: THE WALKING DECEASED is the Scary Movie of the zombie genre, ripping on the biggest and best of zombie pop-culture, arguably the most crazed genre in the world. The story follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, absurd, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, deadly, goofy hero, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A secret government lab run by Dr. Hess (Art LaFleur) has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer (Ford Austin) and John Wayne Gacy (Randal Malone), but there’s one big problem: they’ve escaped! ...
Style: slasher, not serious, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, uninhibited rivalry, experiment gone awry, danger, murder, dark humor, chaos, rivalry, graphic violence, crimes, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, satirical, cynical, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, immortality, love triangle, afterlife, rivalry, fountain of youth, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s, 2020s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outlaw named Guerrero Hernandez is shot in the back and killed whilst attempting to free his half-brother from a small-town prison. Making a deal with the devil, Hernandez returns from the dead to take his revenge.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blood Dolls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, experiment gone awry, psychopath, crimes, danger, vengeance, kidnapping, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Something Weird (1967)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An accident victim makes a deal with a particularly hideous witch, in which he receives extraordinary ESP powers. He uses these powers to help the police solve crimes.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, psychotronic
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My Name Is Bruce (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the world, small town, comedy of errors, heroic mission, survival, mistaken identity, save the day, rescue, evil force, good versus evil, destiny, loser ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Standup special filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, dark humor, society, silly humor, stand up special, female comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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Style: absurd, surreal, parody, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, dark humor, supernatural, danger, filmmaking, show, tire, crazy, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Emily Woodrow and her friends happen on a treasure chest full of gold coins, they fail to to heed the warnings of a wise old psychic who had foretold that they would encounter trouble with a very nasty and protective Leprechaun.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: legends and myths, friendship, partners, crimes, rivalry, buddies, gang, friends, racism, supernatural, fortune teller, gnome ...
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40%
Zombies Anonymous: Last Rites of the Dead (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In an imagined reality where zombies coexist with ordinary mortal folk, the undead are considered second-class citizens. Angela finds this out the hard way when she's shot by her boyfriend and must learn to adjust to her new zombie lifestyle. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Spooky Encounters (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 1K
Scarecrow (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school outcast who lives in a trailer with his mother finally meets a friend. He wants to ask her if they can go the next step, but then sees her kissing another boy at a party. He runs home only to find his mother having sex with a drunk. He ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%