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Big Shot's Funeral (2001)
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Big Shot's Funeral (2001)
Original name: 大腕
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better?
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, epic, realistic, suspense
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, showbiz, midlife crisis, friendship, dying, recovery, funeral, workplace intrigue, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, angel, fight, money, hell, motorcycle, death, mafia, depression, male female relationship, children, hospital, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, satire, ambition and actress mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Big Shot's Funeral: Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), What Just Happened (2008), No Shame (2001), The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008), Personal Tailor (2013). 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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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, clever ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, workplace, disagreement, workplace situations, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, lovers reunited, ego clash, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, actor's life, romance, youth, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, showbiz, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Personal Tailor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the director of Back to 1942, Feng Xiaogang, comes PERSONAL TAILOR, one of the most unique films you'll see in this upcoming holiday season. Imagine a team that will sacrifice themselves for your dream at any cost -- but only if that dream ...
Style: cynical, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, satire, dream come true, social differences, artists and showbiz, hopes, filmmaking, society, media, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, film producer, money, humiliation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, ambition, obsessive quest, career change, showbiz, society, director, partners, artists and showbiz, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, realistic, light ...
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Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: humorous, semi serious, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, couples, desire for fame, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, filmmaking, showbiz ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Name Is Fame (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fai, a talented actor who has won the Best New Artist of the Hong Kong Film Awards and always plays leading roles in television, is an arrogant guy who does not cherish the opportunities given to him. As he keeps on criticizing his co-workers, his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, ambition, actor's life, couples, unsupportive coworkers, ex husband ex wife relationship, grocery store, mentor, auto repair ...
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Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, light, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Style: witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Country: USA
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, thought provoking ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, lifestyle, coming of age, filmmaking, showbiz, parents and children, satire, family relations, celebrity culture, youth, artists and showbiz ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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