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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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about funeral, ambition, flashback, artists and showbiz, prostitute, redemption and friendship mostly in Comedy, Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like A Futile and Stupid Gesture: Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), Hefner: Unauthorized (1999), The Love God? (1969), 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.
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Plot: journalism, writing, hitchhiker, courtroom, drug use, hotel room, lawyer, paranoia, typewriter, presidential election, drug abuse, media ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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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: secretary, suicide, playboy magazine, narration from the grave, magazine, sex scene, lingerie, womanizer, divorce, father daughter relationship, millionaire, drugs ...
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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. ...
Plot: playboy, magazine, male female relationship, sex, love
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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, inventions and discoveries, rise to the top, computers and web, parody, ambition, computer system, programmer, visionary, sex scene
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: usa
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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: witty, humorous, realistic, talky, one man show ...
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The Happy Hooker (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: usa, new york
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Duration: 78 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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