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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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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, not serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, satire, media, misfit, actor's life, parody, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, breakup, couples, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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95%
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, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, road not taken, showbiz, down on your luck, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, disorder, scout, parody, ninja, movie studio ...
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89%
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
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Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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69%
 5.7
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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, showbiz, media, buddies, partners, artists and showbiz, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, cynical ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: disorder, therapy, writer's life, romance, self discovery, down on your luck, pets, nothing goes right, friendship, couples, stripper, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, ironic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, blind ambition, downfall, ambition, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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He's My Girl (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
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Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: missouri, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, humorous, witty
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.6
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Ride (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of young people leave Harlem for a bus trip down to Miami. The voyage starts off with problems, but it ends up becoming a learning experience, as they end up learning things about each other they had not previously known.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, absurd, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
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Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: not serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
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Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
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Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: realistic, rough, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: stuntman, actor's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, downfall, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, film within a film, buddies, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, partners, actor's life, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
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A True Story (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, ambition, friends, buddies, hollywood, showbiz, desire for fame, writer's life, partners, rivalry, screenwriter, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Plot: disorder, filmmaking, friends, odd couple, misfit partners, buddies, partners, artists and showbiz, profanity, friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 1K
Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor, actress, film industry, jazz, television, midlife crisis, film history ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Plot: filmmaking, investigation, satire, tv crew, crimes, media, artists and showbiz, missing person, celebrity culture, hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, misfit, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, film producer, fictional biography, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%