Movies like Cannes Man

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Cannes Man (1997)
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Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his skills of hype and manipulation to try and turn the cab driver named Frank into the talk of the town. Many celebrities make cameos throughout the film.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, parody, ambition, artists and showbiz, farce, lifestyle, rise to the top, actor's life, disorder, desire for fame, media satire, showbiz, celebrity culture, cons and scams, movie business, dancing, karate, hotel, blonde, female nudity, male female relationship, photographer, actor, restaurant, beach ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, usa, europe, beverly hills, cannes

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Most similar movies to Cannes Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and semi serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, actor's life, actor and celebrity culture mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Cannes Man: Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), Celebrity (1998), My Life's in Turnaround (1993), Living in Oblivion (1995), S.O.B. (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace romance, lifestyle, showbiz, gender, actor's life, media, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, media satire, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 6.3
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Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
My Life's in Turnaround (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.
Style: feel good, offbeat, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, bar, taxi, filmmaking, thirtysomething life, dull life, friends, couples, looking for love, urban, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, filmmaking, hollywood, anti conformity, showbiz, actor's life, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace situations, workplace, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 6K
Delirious (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Les, a small-time celebrity photographer desperate to make it big, befriends Toby, a homeless young man with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. When by chance Toby becomes romantically involved with K'Harma Leeds, the ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paparazzi, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, wannabe, couples, ambition, obsession, small time, love and romance, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, offbeat, witty, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, workplace situations, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media satire, tv show, media, disorder, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, realistic, captivating, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, canada, france, montreal quebec canada, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, showbiz, mistress, money, screenwriter, artists and showbiz, hollywood, film producer, financier, film within a film, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the arrival of the director and star to arrive on location.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, filmmaking, gender bending, fashion, prostitute, transvestism, mistaken identity, transsexual, disorder, down on your luck, village life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 63K
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: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, ambition, comedy of errors, lifestyle, showbiz, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 4K
Ellie Parker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, infidelity, hollywood, friendship, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, erection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: disorder, ghost, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, store, filmmaking, celebrity culture, desire for fame, media satire, cons and scams, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, usa, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Showboy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christian Taylor, a writer on hit TV series Six Feet Under, is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's sacked, though he doesn't know they've overheard the firing. They follow him to Las Vegas, where he is ostensibly ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, witty, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, workplace, gender bending, starting over, gender, couples, nightlife, ambition, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, imaginary character, introspection, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 560
The Pickle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Paul Mazursky (Scenes From a Mall) takes a bite out of Hollywood with a hilarious look at the artistic sell-out. Starring Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon Shelly Winters, Jerry Stiller, Chris Penn, and Ally Sheedy, this merciless comedy exposes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous
Plot: midlife crisis, filmmaking, aging, couple relations, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, couples, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, california, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, film within a film, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Search and Destroy (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, american dream, rivalry, crimes, danger, guru, media satire, artists and showbiz, destiny, debt, business ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film industry, personality change ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: transvestism, fall in love, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, celebrity culture, human spirit, romance, love and romance, follow your dream, city life, nightlife, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: offbeat, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, religions or cults, hollywood, parody, misfit, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, media, breakup, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 2K
Entropy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Entropy is the semi-autobiographical film by director which tells the story of a young director struggling to make a film for a despotic studio while his life falls apart around him. Along the way, he goes on tour with U2 to help them make a music ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, filmmaking, dating, talking cat, model, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, hollywood, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, las vegas, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 1K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: musician, hollywood, celebrity culture, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, nightlife, love triangle, music band, showbiz, infidelity, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, talky, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, celebrity culture, media satire, desire for fame, rise to the top, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Man About Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: chase, infidelity, journalism, self discovery, filmmaking, dishonesty, breaking and entering, father son relationship, flashback, drink, restaurant, marriage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 14K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, fashion model, farce, media satire, love and romance, lifestyle, lovers reunited, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hollywood Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky, witty
Plot: celebrity culture, fall in love, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, romance, rise to the top, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 5K
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: clever, talky, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: audition, showbiz, tv show, pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, media satire, nothing goes right, regret, network ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, self discovery, hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, family relations, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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