Movies like Bananas

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Bananas (1971)
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Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky, witty, exciting, offbeat, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, misfit, rise to the top, revolution, political activism, political satire, cia, farce, chaos and mayhem, chaos, disorder, underdog, state affairs, sexual content, social activist, protest, assassination, president, chase, latinos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york

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Most similar movies to Bananas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, funny and absurd films with plots about satire, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, farce, runaway and suprisingly clever mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Bananas: Zelig (1983), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Take the Money and Run (1969), Sleeper (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality.
Style: sexy, sex comedy, anthology, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: zoophilia, parody, satire, mad scientist, jester, bestiality, perversion, promiscuity, rabbi, couples, experiment gone awry, king ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
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100%
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new york, germany, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, suffering, estrangement, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, urban, infidelity, mistaken identity, love triangle, comedy of errors, couple relations, comeback, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 40K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, mistaken identity, fish out of water, political unrest, sexual content, dictatorship, owner ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, doctor, professor, summer, farce, infidelity, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, buddies, hopes, partners ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, fish out of water, traditional versus modern, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 36K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, disorder, fall in love, couple relations, comedy of errors, goofy hero, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, disorder, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, central europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 16K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, political comedy ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: iron curtain, farce, nothing goes right, clergy, dishonesty, political unrest, goofy hero, screwball, disorder, conspiracy, silly humor, espionage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, rescue, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, crimes, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, blind character, disorder, blindness and impaired vision, audition, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 2K
Company Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, a school teacher pretends to be a CIA spy to get his nagging wife off his back. He helps a Russian ballet dancer defect and is then sent to Cuba to locate "Agent X" for the CIA.
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, politics, hidden identity, revolution, political unrest, government agency, amateur detective, farce, secrets, lone hero, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, self discovery, performer's life, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, nothing goes right, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
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Dick (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, teenage life, goofy hero, journalism, workplace intrigue, farce, dishonesty, high school, investigation, friendship, white house, whistleblower ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, satirical, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, parody, farce, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, new delhi, asia, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspense, absurd, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dictator, culture clash, satire, un, megalomaniac, farce, society, nuclear, fish out of water, death, secret agenda, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Will Ferrell stars in a stand-up comedy as George W. Bush in this take on the former President of the United States. After playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live for many years, funny man Will Ferrell brings his impression to Broadway to send ...
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, topical humor ...
Plot: politics, parody, patriotism, election, state affairs, white house, george w. bush, satire, greed, family drama, americana, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, poland, texas, new jersey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, funny, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, family relations, fighting the system, race against time, fish out of water, parents and children, save the day, rivalry, disorder, siblings relations, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 125K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, media, ambition, debate, campaign, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of ...
Style: neurotic, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, satire, workaholic, rejection, love triangle, infidelity, dating, advice, idol, date, ghost, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In God We Tru$t (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood where he encounters a number of eccentric characters.
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, church, monk, obsessive quest, society, unlikely partners, clergy, misfit, prostitute, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, chihuahua, ambition, blonde, politics, beauty salon, rivalry, workplace situations, fighting the system, adaptation, pink ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, harvard university, u.s. capitol building ...
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26%
 7.5
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Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 4K
Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, strong female presence, disorder, power relations, media satire, culture clash, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, looking for love, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%