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Crime Wave (1985)
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Crime Wave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a real "movie person" living nearby, tries to help by putting him in touch with a man who wants to collaborate on a script--the strange "Dr. Jolly"
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, writers, screenwriter, writer's life, partners, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, disorder, nothing goes right, showbiz, down on your luck, forest, rescue attempt, self doubt, old woman, neighbor, canadian, gadgetry, kicked in the butt, writer's block
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, disorder, nothing goes right, hollywood and satire mostly in Comedy, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Crime Wave: Movers & Shakers (1985), Britney, Baby, One More Time (2002), Tapeheads (1988), Just for the Record (2010), The Dog Problem (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, filmmaking, down on your luck, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, parody, lifestyle, actor's life, misfit, artists and showbiz, media, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A documentary on the making of a big budget Bible picture. This is a spoof that shows the inside action on a film set where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong.
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, epic, not serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, road not taken, showbiz, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, religions or cults, scout, noah's ark, parody, female nudity ...
Time: ancient history
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Britney, Baby, One More Time (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France, Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Dude Schmitz, an independent filmmaker, attempting to secure funds for his second feature, blows an opportunity at what promises to be a lucrative interview with pop sensation Britney Spears. Dejected, Schmitz discovers Robert Stephens, a young, gay ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: desire for fame, hidden identity, obsessive quest, on the road, teenage life, transvestism, filmmaking, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, ambition, music band, disorder, filmmaking, partners, media, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Just for the Record (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A year after the collapse of a low-budget British rom-com, documentary maker Andy Wiseman sets out to find out what went wrong. He speaks to the producer, Nicholas Johnson, an alcoholic whose office is a lap-dancing club, the writer, Flynn Beatty, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, nothing goes right, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, cinema, film industry, expose, karate, actress ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat
Plot: writer's life, romance, disorder, therapy, down on your luck, self discovery, couples, friendship, pets, nothing goes right, stripper, profanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, satire, obnoxious boss, workplace, cons and scams, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, hijacking, vengeance, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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57%
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He's My Girl (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bryan and Reggie are best friends who are in the music business in Missouri. When Reggie enters Brian for a chance to go to L.A., Bryan wins the contest and wants to bring Reggie with him. However, Bryan must bring a girl. In an effort to make sure ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, romance, ambition, contests and competitions, best friends, rivalry, love and romance, gender bending, showbiz, switching roles, fall in love, rock ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: missouri, california, usa, los angeles
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Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The making of a serious, Canadian art house film descends into Hollywood farce when its producer is forced to compromise his vision to accommodate his drug-addled star, his leading lady and his venal backers.
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Plot: hollywood, film within a film, showbiz, actor's life, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, satirical
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Vulgaria (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Struggling movie producer To Wai-Cheung (Chapman To) is hardly able to make ends meet, yet his daughter (Fiona Sit) hopes to one day sees him being interviewed on TV. In order to fulfill his daughter's dream, he meets Tyrannosaurus (Ronald ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
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3 Geezers! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: actor's life, elderly, retirement home, artists and showbiz, friends, retirement home life, filmmaking, hollywood, disorder, silly humor, showbiz, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Ride (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, miami
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My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat
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Love Shack (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, sexy ...
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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.
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Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
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47%
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13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, absurd, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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46%
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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, friendship, disability, nothing goes right, partners, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life, wish come true, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
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46%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: You may see one show, but you haven't senn them all! Following on from the amazingly successful JAY AND SILENT BOB TEA BAGGING IN THE UK, Fast-talking, foul mouthed Jay and his "hetero life partner' Silent Bob return with their second ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, buddies, odd couple, partners, misfit partners, friendship, filmmaking, friends, disorder, profanity
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The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
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Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, light, funny ...
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43%
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A True Story (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Audience: student film
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Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson is a mockumentary on the disappearance of a fictitious wealthy British film producer, Kevin Johnson, who is dealing in sex, lies and blackmail in Hollywood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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42%
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Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: rough, realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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