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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: humorous, clever, surreal, witty, semi serious, banned film, offbeat, biting, suspense
Plot: actor's life, clergy, religions or cults, friends, artists and showbiz, society, debate, parody, religion, censorship, christianity, television, blasphemy, ignorance, media, profanity, monty python, cross dressing, satire, religious fanatic, united kingdom
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and clever films with plots about satire, society, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, culture clash and media mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Holy Flying Circus: Grassroots (2012), Living in Oblivion (1995), Dying of Laughter (1999), The Vagina Monologues (2002), The Terrace (1980). 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: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, friends, unemployment, politics, campaign, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
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95%
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, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Dying of Laughter (1999)
Genre: 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: offbeat, witty, clever, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: reunion, nightclub, media satire, workplace situations, friends, artists and showbiz, actor's life, rise to the top, buddies, comedian, backstage, jail ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: media, couple relations, couples, private vs public, ignorance, campaign, christian, morality, husband wife relationship, television, conservatism, campaigning ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, contemplative, suspense, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, feminism, couples, satire, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, profanity, performer's life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Deal Is a Deal (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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, friends, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment, suit, shotgun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, dark humor, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, society, meet the parents, rabbi, life turned upside down, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Anita & 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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating, light, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, youth, artists and showbiz, parents and children, satire, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, dark humor, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: partners, odd couple, job seeking, working class, fish out of water, introspection, self discovery, reluctant partners, blind ambition, ambition, contests and competitions, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, religions or cults, destiny, heroes, clergy, society, disorder, vampire, superhero, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, church, disorder, rivalry, nun, catholic school, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, satire, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: biting, witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, artists and showbiz, media, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, white house, celebrity culture, satire, profanity, fighting crime, government agency, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, tv show, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, ambition, media, late night, media satire, television show, television, talk show host ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, media, workplace, materialism, love affair, media satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, satire, religion, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, society, religions or cults, apostle, unlikely partners, hopes, partners, misfit, bible, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: redemption, sin, blindness, preacher, cons and scams, satire, soldier, society, wiretap, religions or cults, bishop, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: southern usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, thought provoking ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, society, audition, disorder, tv show, human nature, big brother, tv, television, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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My Talks with 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: family relations, supernatural, self discovery, aging, hopes, society, elderly, guru, parents and children, social differences, emotionless, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, victorian england
Place: england, europe, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: cynical, witty, suspense, biting, clever ...
Plot: obsession, satire, divorce, wrestling, society, misfit, crumbling marriage, wrongfully committed, social differences, performer's life, daydreamer, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: clever, humorous, stylized, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: heist, boss and employee, celebrity culture, voyeurism, media satire, friendship, breakup, friends, couples, optimism, palaces castles and temples, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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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: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, network, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, journalism, society, vengeance, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 440
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, ego clash, rise to the top, filmmaking, couples, romance, actor's life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, gender, society, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%