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Holy Flying Circus (2011)
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Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, witty, semi serious, parody, suspense, biting, banned film, offbeat
Plot: actor's life, clergy, religions or cults, friends, society, debate, artists and showbiz, religion, christianity, television, blasphemy, ignorance, monty python, media, religious fanatic, satire, cross dressing, censorship, profanity
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about satire, society, artists and showbiz, friends, dark humor, culture clash and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Holy Flying Circus: Grassroots (2012), Living in Oblivion (1995), The Vagina Monologues (2002), The Terrace (1980), Cemetery Junction (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, political ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
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Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, funny, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor, character study, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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81%
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rise of morals crusader Mary Whitehouse in the UK in the 1960's,
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: media, couple relations, couples, private vs public, ignorance, conservatism, campaigning, television, morality, christian, husband wife relationship, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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72%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, suspense, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, couples, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, feminism, satire, performer's life, sexual relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: non-linear, suspense, talky, cynical, biting ...
Plot: member of parliament, communist, screenwriter, television, politics, satire, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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70%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: witty, inspirational, stylized, feel good, funny ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, working class, friends, runaway, family, old love, destiny, love, relationships, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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65%
Three and Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, crimes, teenage life, cons and scams, writer's life, friends, dark humor, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
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65%
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Anita and Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: youth, culture clash, family relations, friendship, racism, family problems, best friends, hopes, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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58%
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, hijab, muslim, taxi driver, self discovery, social differences, adoption, meet the parents, rabbi, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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58%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: disorder, fish out of water, misfit, satire, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, social decay, lifestyle, friends, paparazzi, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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57%
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, road movie, melancholic, funny, visually appealing ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, road trip, existentialism, eccentricity, friendship, sarcasm, midlife crisis, loneliness, lifestyle, food, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, northern england
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56%
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, unfulfillment, introspection, self discovery, youth, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, musician, musician's life, teenager, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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56%
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Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: youth, fame, actor's life, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, movie business, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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54%
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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, religions or cults, destiny, heroes, clergy, society, disorder, antichrist, messiah, vampire, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: white house, politics, fighting crime, hotshot hero, head of state, government agency, ambition, state affairs, media, artists and showbiz, special agents, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
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Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: humorous, satirical, touching, intense, funny ...
Plot: tv show, guru, life philosophy, justice, religion, materialism, workplace, media, love affair, media satire, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami
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52%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media, media satire, television, comedian, talk show host, talk show ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, working class, introspection, partners, odd couple, job seeking, workplace situations, ambition, blind ambition, reluctant partners, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Reality (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A dark comedy centering on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show "Grande Fratello" (the Italian version of "Big Brother") he starts living his life as if ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, human nature, tv show, audition, dark humor, disorder, society, big brother, television, lonely ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy
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48%
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Wise Blood (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
Style: surreal, philosophical, gothic, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: preacher, redemption, religion, religious fanatic, blindness, sin, christianity, religions or cults, wiretap, bishop, cons and scams, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: southern usa
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Morgan! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morgan, an aggressive and self-admitted dreamer, a fantasist who uses his flights of fancy as refuge from external reality, where his unconventional behavior lands him in a divorce from his wife, Leonie, trouble with the police and, ultimately, ...
Style: sexy, suspense, biting, cynical, witty ...
Plot: gorilla, skeleton, political satire, disguise, class differences, marxism, divorce, obsession, satire, insanity, monkey, distopia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales, united kingdom
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45%
Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This lighthearted romp through Royal India presents a world of Maharajas, palaces, imperiled art objects, and the foreign collectors who will stop at nothing to possess them. Peggy Ashcroft and Larry Pine star as two rapacious art collectors who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized, clever ...
Plot: friends, breakup, couples, optimism, siblings relations, media satire, celebrity culture, friendship, bank, heist, voyeurism, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, london, england
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44%
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: clergy, society, religions or cults, rivalry, disorder, church, nun, catholic school, christmas, belief in the afterlife, humour, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: parody, suspense, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, paparazzi, filmmaking, showbiz, celebrity, actor's life, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, journalism, society, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: satirical, melancholic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: television, showbiz, audition, sarcasm, tv show, deadpan, farce, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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43%
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, ego clash, love and romance, showbiz, filmmaking, couples, actor's life, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dean Spanley (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat
Plot: aging, family relations, supernatural, self discovery, guru, elderly, society, hopes, social differences, parents and children, emotionless, dog ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dying of Laughter (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame
Style: suspense, biting, cynical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, media satire, workplace situations, nightclub, friends, dark humor, rise to the top, actor's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, new year's eve, jail ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: surreal, humorous, touching, clever, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentricity, comedian, farce, creativity, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father son relationship, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film was made in Iran. The protagonist looks almost like Charlie Chaplain. He is given a chance to make films for the emperor. There are many scenes of people running on and off of movie screens, and in and out of old kinetiscope projectors. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, politics, filmmaker, starlet, cinematographer, surrealism, harem, satire, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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41%