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: satire, filmmaking, parody, ambition, artists and showbiz, farce, lifestyle, rise to the top, actor's life, disorder, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz, movie business, dancing, fight, karate, con artists, writers, hotel, blonde, female nudity, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, usa, europe, los angeles, 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, witty, realistic and semi serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, satire, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, actor and writers 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), S.O.B. (1981), Delirious (2006). 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, sexy, talky, witty ...
Plot: satire, celebrity culture, media satire, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, rising to stardom, actor's life, gender, love and romance, rise to the top, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, filmmaking, friendship, bar, taxi, ambition, underdog, voyeurism, dull life, friends, thirtysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 5K
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: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, anti conformity ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: semi serious, humorous, cynical, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paparazzi, ambition, obsession, rise to the top, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, love and romance, lifestyle, showbiz, vengeance, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, friends, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, tv show, media, hidden identity, nothing goes right, workplace situations, media satire, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, biting ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace situations, workplace, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, hollywood, screenwriter, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, financier, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, dark humor, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, hotel, gender bending, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, gays and lesbians, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, gender, social relations, disgruntled ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, canada, europe, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, ambition, actor's life, showbiz, follow your dream, rise to the top, starting over, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace situations, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: witty, cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, film within a film, filmmaking, midlife crisis, hollywood, aging, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, down on your luck, bittersweet, destiny ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, humorous, witty, realistic, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, erection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, lifestyle, nothing goes right, ambition, comedy of errors, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, dark humor, light, captivating, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, american dream, satire, danger, rivalry, crimes, artists and showbiz, destiny, guru, media satire, debt ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, one last chance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, betrayal, aging, film industry, movie studio, profanity, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, dark humor, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, ghost, death, fake suicide, faked suicide, tv show, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, semi serious, realistic, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, love and romance, lovers reunited, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, fashion model, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ 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: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, tv show, audition, artists and showbiz, network, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: feel good, humorous, witty, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, young heroes, parents and children, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
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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, humorous, witty, biting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, ego clash, lifestyle, lovers reunited, ambition, love and romance, rise to the top, filmmaking, couples, romance, actor's life, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspense, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, rich and poor, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, humorous, witty, talky, realistic
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, love and romance, musician's life, celebrity culture, fish out of water, bus, actor's life, gender, lifestyle, showbiz, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, iowa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, couples, postmodernism, imaginary character, introspection, lifestyle, self discovery, performer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: filmmaking, wedding, pregnancy, talking cat, dating, model, fall in love, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, las vegas, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, witty, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: satire, filmmaking, media satire, road not taken, parody, hollywood, couples, disorder, breakup, media, religions or cults, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Alex in Wonderland (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will ...
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), vietnam war, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, imaginary kingdom, filmmaking, love and romance, hotshot hero, drug abuse, satire ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: europe, los angeles, vietnam, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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