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Asylum Seekers (2009)
 4.8
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Asylum Seekers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, surreal, semi serious, surprise ending, offbeat, cult film
Plot: mental institution, contests and competitions, art, eccentricity, surrealism, mental breakdown, alternate reality, contest
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about rivalry, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, ambition, friends, family relations and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Asylum Seekers: Rise of the Fellowship (2013), Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001), Gamers (2006), SBK The-Movie (2014), It's Under My Skin (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rise of the Fellowship (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randall Dooley is a geek. His three best friends are geeks too. He works in a game shop, he spends all his free time playing online games, his older brother bullies him unmercifully, his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: rivalry, adventure, buddies, contests and competitions, friends, computers and web, siblings relations, flash drive, sword and sorcery
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, talky ...
Plot: goofy hero, obsessive quest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, disorder, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, deer hunting, americana, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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89%
 7.6
 4K
Gamers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Gamers is a comedy about the lives of four slacker friends (and one obsessive interloper) living at home, -"with my parents... it's just temporary... 'til they die"- working in the real world but playing in a fantasy world. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: friendship, rivalry, obsessive quest, friends, curses spells and rituals, obsession, farce, racism, role playing, lsd, cucumber, ku klux klan
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
 241
SBK The-Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A film 35 years in the making. One man's journey to become a legend of the Boardwalk by claiming the title of World Champion in the fast paced sport of professional Skeeball.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, boardwalk, arcade, track and field
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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It's Under My Skin (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, adoption, african american, abandoned baby, delicatessen, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: love and romance, breakup, family relations, couples, sexual content, teenage love, writer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 1K
Bug (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A small boy squashing an insect sets in motion a series of events, large and small, that include a lost restaurant reservation, a drunken fender-bender, disruption of basic cable television service, and more than one relationship falling apart. One ...
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: family problems, destiny, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, down on your luck, hopes, couples, multiple storylines, little boy, cockroach, restaurant owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: friends, life is a bitch, drug abuse, contests and competitions, ambition, addiction, drugs/alcohol, buddies, couples, siblings relations, eviction, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubens' original stage show, "The Pee-wee Herman Show," and the Emmy-winning Saturday morning TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friends, disorder, family, artists and showbiz, music, goofy hero, theater, silly humor, show tunes, farce, satire, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: human nature, power relations, society, odd couple, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, partners, on the road, mentally challenged, death, beer drinking, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes, society, down on your luck, existentialism, fictional reality show, sex maniac, brother brother relationship, pariah, therapy, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, farce, contests and competitions, family relations, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, family gatherings, olympics, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 29
Happy Life (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: New York Tunez, an all techno record store, is going under. The owner, Keith, a down and out trance DJ, struggles to cope with the changing cultural climate. In a final effort to save the store he organizes a rave. Unfortunately, 2009 is a far cry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rave, introspection, lifestyle, music, clubbing, nightlife, city life, satire, store, urban, house
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, cons and scams, friends, warden, ambition, race against time, ex convict, contest, save the day, parole, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, down on your luck, urban, male female relationship, plagiarism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Standup special filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, society, silly humor, stand up special, female comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Destiny to Order (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A writer starts running into the characters he's created in real life. Alberta is his fantasy woman, who starts out as a sexy rock singer. However, when the bad guy in his novel (played by Michael Ironside) gets his hands on the manuscript and ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: profanity, misfit, romance, imaginary, artists and showbiz, rock, graphic violence, couples, computer, reading aloud, surrealism, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 394
White T (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rapping twins Herbert (Jerod Mixon) and Henry (Jamal Mixon) get a shot at stardom when they purchase a prize-winning T-shirt that lands them a chance to perform alongside a hip-hop legend, but they find their dreams going up in flames when their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: ambition, rivalry, twins, society, hip hop, contests and competitions, social misfits, adventurer, comedy duo, urban setting, performance, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician competes in an international magic competition where he goes head to head with a female street magician he has fallen in love with. This film shows great magic performed by a cast of professional magicians. Like a great musical where the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, couples, love and romance, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, foe turned friend, contests and competitions, contest, street performer, stage magician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor, contests and competitions, museum, feminist, steroids, rock paper scissors
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Talking Pony!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 16 year old JULIET BELLO lives on a ranch with her stepmother KIM and two irritating stepbrothers, CRAIG and PETE. Since her father died the ranch has been going downhill, until in desperation Kim has to entertain the offer from businessman ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, farm, rivalry, ranch, prank, horse, parody, man versus nature, loss of wife, father son estrangement, allergy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 940
Answer This! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brilliant trivia whiz Paul Tarson is great at answering little questions but horrible at answering the big ones – like what’s he going to do after grad school? When his father withdraws his funding, Paul is forced to confront his future and much ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating
Plot: college, bar, contests and competitions, rivalry, college life, family relations, youth, goofy hero, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, university, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madea's Big Happy Family The Play (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, family relations, siblings relations, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
 962
Rid of Me (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scathing black comedy of embarrassment that charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, punk, rejection, misfit, girl power, breakup, divorce, suburbs, suburban life, strong female presence, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Reality & Stuff (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: COMEDY/MOCKUMENTARY - (2005) CAN'T GET TOO MUCH REALITY TV? CAN'T GET ENOUGH REALITY TV? You know the drill! Eight strangers are chosen to live in a house and have their lives recorded.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: disorder, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, friends, sexism, voyeurism, emotional manipulation, flirting, gay slur, resort, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 683
Heavyweights (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1952, four passionate bobsledders - Gamser, Franzl, Gustl and Leusl Peter prepare for the Winter Olympics in Oslo. There, the veteran Bavarian Gamser wants to finally put his archrival Dorfler in his place and show him his class. While the two ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, couple relations, orchestral, rivalry, winter olympics, friendship between men, brewery, sport team, post world war two, orchestra, olympic gold medalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, state affairs, politics, artists and showbiz, stand up comedian, political satire, anger, political humor, profanity, comedian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 446
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, dark humor, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, one more chance, crimes, unlikely partners, supernatural ability, writer's life, deadly, talking dog, strong sexual content, imaginary, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 624
Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: rough, realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: stuntman, rivalry, actor's life, contests and competitions, hollywood, filmmaking, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, downfall, showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 4K
Takeshis' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, actor's life, lifestyle, identity crisis, showbiz, wannabe, lookalikes, audition, disorder, postmodernism, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%