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A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
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A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.
Plot: drug abuse, suicide, funeral, magazine, publisher, movie making, narration from the grave

Most similar movies to A Futile and Stupid Gesture

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about ambition, funeral, artists and showbiz, suicide, prostitute, sex and flashback mostly in Comedy, Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like A Futile and Stupid Gesture: Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), The Love God? (1969), Hefner: Unauthorized (1999), iSteve (2013), Freak (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: journalism, writing, lawyer, drug use, hitchhiker, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, rock, on the road, drug abuse, historical figure, gonzo ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, las vegas
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The Love God? (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abner Peacock's (Knotts) beloved bird-watcher's magazine, "The Peacock," is in financial crisis. Desperate to stay afloat, Abner takes on new partners who have an agenda of the own: to publish a sexy gentleman's magazine. ...
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84%
Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The unauthorized biography of Hugh Hefner and the birth of the Playboy empire.
Plot: suicide, sex scene, womanizer, lingerie, playboy magazine, narration from the grave, magazine, divorce, father daughter relationship, secretary, drugs, female nudity ...
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iSteve (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A comedic look at the life of Steve Jobs.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, parody, rise to the top, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, ambition, programmer, computer system, visionary, sex scene
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Freak (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, one man show ...
Plot: coming of age, masturbation, family life, interracial relations, social differences, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, youth, family relations, outnumbered, cunnilingus ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Happy Hooker (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, alarm, jail, black lingerie, sex game, briefcase full of money, foot massage, domination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
I Wanna Die (or how i learned to not die) (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Portugal
Duration: 8 min.
Story: A man who wants to end his life but because of a rare disease he can't do it.
Style: dark humor
Plot: suicide, dream, gun, pills, depression, rope
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Great Vazquez (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but, mainly, a man with a very particular way of living his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: workplace intrigue, rivalry, womanizer, against the rules, artists and showbiz, workplace, dishonesty, rebellion, jail, prostitute, christmas, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
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65%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine star in this sweet 1961 comedy about Tony Ryder (Martin), who takes over the duties of magazine publisher when his uncle dies suddenly, supposedly while spending time with a mistress. Worried that the news will ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexy
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Time: 60s
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Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Zombies, literary allusions, unrepentant alcoholism, mental illness, esoteric pop-culture references, cocaine-fueled indie-rock dance moves, and more.
Style: live comedy
Plot: yelling, advertising, suicide, zombie, birthday, stand up
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Good-bye Cruel World (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story involves newscaster Rodney Pointsetter (Shawn) who is so depressed between his job and his family that he tries to make a film about his life, which he intends to culminate with his own suicide. It is often interrupted with irrelevant ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sex, Guaranteed (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kevin has sworn off sex to win back his former fiancée when he meets a beautiful escort named Zade. Over the course of a legendary party, Zade just might provide the spark that this heartbroken idealist needs to turn his life around.
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 83
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.5
 522
The Craic (1999)
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41%
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41%
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41%
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41%
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 5.5
 88
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Country: USA
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34%