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Putney Swope (1969)
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Putney Swope (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious, parody, avant garde ...
Plot: satire, racism, interracial relations, business, advertising, singer, marriage, helicopter, boss, militant, family relations, self discovery, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, blind ambition, society, media, rise to the top, boss and employee, disorder, siblings relations, workplace, obnoxious boss, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and semi serious films with plots about satire, workplace, disorder, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), media and workplace situations mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Putney Swope: Head Office (1985), Open Season (1995), Watermelon Man (1970), Beer (1985), Hollywood Shuffle (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, biting ...
Plot: workplace intrigue, boss and employee, power relations, workplace romance, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace, dishonesty, rise to the top, satire, job promotion, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, disorder, ambition, media, society, workplace, blind ambition, rise to the top, workplace situations, boss and employee, media satire, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, biting, suspense, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: switching roles, bus, racism, satire, culture clash, injustice, militant, restaurant, nosy, fighting the system, society, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey
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Beer (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, friends, disorder, shrewd, farce, workplace situations, media satire, buddies, heroes, media, workplace, beer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Plot: rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, workplace, siblings relations, cons and scams, insurance, lookalikes, betrayal, ambition, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: arizona, california
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The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas, where his oil wells are drying up, and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who tries to ignore the lavish attention he spends on her but ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: romance, wall street, farce, ambition, love and romance, special agents, workplace, dishonesty, government agency, rise to the top, disorder, satire ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city
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54%
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Too Much Sun (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A multimillionaire, whose son is gay and daughter a lesbian, leaves a will with one clause: His children will inherit his money only if at least one of them produces him a grandchild within a year of his death.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: murder, son, sexual content, pregnancy, siblings relations, cons and scams, farce, family gatherings, adoption, clergy, dishonesty, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dynamite Chicken (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: “A contemporary probe and commentary of the mores and maladies of our age… With shtick, bits, pieces, girls, some hamburger, a little hair, a lady, some fellas, some religious stuff, and a lot of other things” boasts the films opening titles. ...
Style: parody, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
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Time: 70s, 60s
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Martin & Orloff (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel ...
Style: realistic, clever, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, workplace, dark humor, disorder, boss and employee, self discovery, unfulfillment, media, hitman, power relations, workplace situations, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: parody, humorous, cynical, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, journalist, journalism, media satire, jealousy, rivalry, friendship, media, satire, boss, tv show, producer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city, san diego california
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Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Comedian Dave Chappelle does what he does best in this outrageous and hilarious standup performance, which allows him to push the envelope far beyond what he does on his TV show. Taped in San Francisco at the famed Fillmore, Chappelle lets loose on ...
Style: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: racism, injustice, disorder, performer's life, battle of the sexes, rising to stardom, lifestyle, society, media, interracial relations, celebrity, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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 4.6
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Intern (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young, underappreciated intern at the ultra-hip magazine Skirt must learn to deal with kissy-face phoniness, model tantrums and bulimic editors, while trying to steal the heart of a dashing British art director from the grips of a supermodel.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, fashion model, fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, boss and employee, fish out of water, introspection, fighting the system, nothing goes right, thirtysomething life, down on your luck, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: parody, humorous, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, media, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, actor's life, media satire, workplace situations ...
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Place: usa, los angeles
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: satire, television, fighting the system, society, clergy, rebellion, media, tv show, parents and children, friends, anarchy, minister ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The 24 Hour Woman (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.
Style: suspense, emotional, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, workplace, media, relationship vs career, human nature, love and romance, family life, workplace situations, woman, parenthood, nervous breakdown, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
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Amazing Grace (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Amazing Grace is a 1974 light comedy featuring black comedienne Moms Mabley as a widow who tries to influence the local mayoral election in Baltimore, Maryland, after she discovers that a black candidate is being used by the incumbent mayor to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: racism, injustice, campaign, head of state, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, media, obsessive quest, workplace, prodigy, society ...
Time: 70s
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Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: suspense, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, satire, paparazzi, filmmaking, showbiz, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, journalism, society, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above - except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
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46%
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, family relations, disorder, culture clash, nothing goes right, siblings relations, journalism, joke, hare krishna, murder, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1957, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: satire, workplace, culture clash, rivalry, couples, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace romance, vengeance, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, not serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, satire, hijacking, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, cons and scams, vengeance, disorder, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
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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, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, erection, electric chair, ira, media, nothing goes right, society, silly humor, disorder, chaos and mayhem, media satire, tv show ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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41%
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Super Sucker (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two door to door vaccuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, light, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rivalry, workplace, against the odds, rise to the top, farce, boss and employee, workplace romance, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, obnoxious boss, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
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Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: humorous, witty, satirical, clever, absurd ...
Plot: workplace, office, corporate world, dark humor, computer cracker, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, embezzlement, workplace situations, suburbs, dull life, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: cynical, biting, suspense, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, manipulation, society, media, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, destiny, religions or cults, heroes, clergy, society, disorder, vampire, superhero, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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