Movies like Cracking Up

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Cracking Up (1977)
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Cracking Up (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this hypothetical disaster.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: adventure, satire, danger, chaos and mayhem, media, forces of nature, escapades, disorder, media satire, catastrophe, parody, earthquake, absurd humor
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, offbeat and witty films with plots about disorder, media satire, parody, media, satire, artists and showbiz and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Cracking Up: Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979), Reality & Stuff (2003), The Bogus Witch Project (2000), When Nature Calls (1985), American Raspberry (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, satire, showbiz, media satire, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, laser, disorder, chaos, media, goofy hero, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
80%
The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, survival, obsessive quest, disorder, in the woods, buddies, filmmaking, escapades, danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
When Nature Calls (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When construction worker Greg becomes fed-up with his foreman and the "city life", he takes his wife and kids on a wilderness adventure.
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, satire, family relations, urban, family life, showbiz, wilderness, city life, disorder, mountain, escapades, camp ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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American Raspberry (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: electric chair, ira, parody, satire, erection, silly humor, tv show, media satire, chaos and mayhem, disorder, nothing goes right, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
TV: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A celebration of the ever increasing depravity of television in our society-- it's a channel surfing adventure through the most utterly ridiculous spoofed television programming and commercials.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, light
Plot: satire, disorder, partners, buddies, gang, prank, parody, chaos, media, tv show, figment, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, showbiz, ratings, disorder, society, workplace, ambition, blind ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Movers & Shakers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, filmmaking, down on your luck, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, parody, lifestyle, actor's life, misfit, artists and showbiz, media, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Comic Book: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A host of real-life celebrities - including Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith - journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: superhero, farce, escapades, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, buddies, filmmaking, parody, disorder, media satire, rivalry, figment ...
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Ninja Academy (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Police Academy" styled film offers its laughs at the expense of students of the obvious school for ninjas.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: secret agents, parody, martial arts, farce, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), master warrior, heroes, escapades, goofy hero, undercover, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, filmmaking, taxi, restaurant, disorder, family gatherings, media satire, hollywood, terminal illness, media, prodigy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
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13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: performer's life, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, escapades, profanity, estrangement, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of comedic short films guaranteed to offend.
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, lifestyle, actor's life, partners, media satire, looking for sex, showbiz, gender bending, tv show, sexual relations, moon, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, kentucky, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 736
Hardly Working (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, gag humor
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, down on your luck, chaos and mayhem, unemployment, silly humor, starting over, goofy hero, adventure, circus, disorder, stupidity, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 73
High Stakes (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hard boiled tales of tough molls and trigger happy gangsters, screwball chases, and wartime intrigue are spun together in this send-up of the 40's film noir adventure, with a modern twist. Stars David Foley, Roberta Weiss.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: adventure, journalism, gambling, treasure hunt, woman in danger, disorder, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), goofy hero, dishonesty, escapades, danger ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: culture clash, family relations, friends, love and romance, buddies, romance, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight, dublin ireland
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson is a mockumentary on the disappearance of a fictitious wealthy British film producer, Kevin Johnson, who is dealing in sex, lies and blackmail in Hollywood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, filmmaking, satire, tv crew, media, crimes, artists and showbiz, showbiz, kidnapping, hollywood, missing person, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 412
Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, nothing goes right, tv show, showbiz, looking for love, disorder, parody, family relations, media satire, love and romance, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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: witty, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, society, parents and children, tv show, friends, rebellion, fighting the system, clergy, media, activism, teenager, preacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat
Plot: writer's life, romance, disorder, therapy, down on your luck, self discovery, couples, friendship, pets, nothing goes right, stripper, profanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: small town, satire, mechanic, dentist, audition, backstage, amateur theater, chinese restaurant, city council, improv, travel agent, alien contact ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 498
My Entire Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: hostage, siege, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, down on your luck, media satire, fish out of water, isolation, anti war, disorder, family relations, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 2K
Cold Turkey (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts, from wanting a cigarette, or kill ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, satire, cigarette smoking, social relations, farce, media satire, small town life, americana, disorder, silly humor, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Nasty Rabbit (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Russian spies secretly infect rabbits with a deadly bacteria, then let them loose in the U.S.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, misfit, mad scientist, parody, heroes, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, danger, partners, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 623
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: humorous, cynical, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: bar, satire, buddies, workplace, profanity, farce, shrewd, heroes, media, drugs/alcohol, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Farce of the Penguins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, nothing goes right, goofy hero, obsessive quest, animal life, looking for love, danger, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 291
The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success (Imdb.com)
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, reality tv, life turned upside down, manipulation, manipulations, culture clash, family in crisis, tv show, ambition, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%