Movies like The Deal

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The Deal (2008)
 5.7
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The Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charlie Berns (William H. Macy) is a veteran Hollywood movie producer who has given up on his career and life. That is until his idealistic screenwriter nephew (Jason Ritter) comes bearing the script of a lifetime and Charlie decides to give his career one final shot. The only thing standing in his way is Diedre Hearn (Meg Ryan), a sharp-witted studio executive brought in to keep Charlie in line.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, satirical
Plot: kidnapping, filmmaking, hollywood, movie studio, disorder, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, missing person, dishonesty, nothing goes right, desire for fame, down on your luck, rabbi, film producer, dancing, martial arts, prostitute, party, lawyer, jewish, writers, hotel, desert, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, london, los angeles, prague, cape town south africa, south africa, prague czech republic

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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, filmmaking, showbiz, hollywood, satire, disorder and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Deal: Chump Change (2000), Full Frontal (2002), Bottoms Up (2006), Pipe Dream (2002), Hollywood Dreams (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chump Change (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, rise to the top, rise and fall, desire for fame, nothing goes right, ambition, homecoming, showbiz, downfall, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, los angeles, wisconsin, california, milwaukee wisconsin
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 4.7
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Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace intrigue, couple relations, husband wife relationship, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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84%
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Bottoms Up (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captivated by the posh Hollywood scene, bartender Owen Peadman (Jason Mewes) travels from the Midwest to take part in a drink-serving contest. But he fails to win the jackpot and winds up working for a gossip show instead. Now, to uncover the latest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, parody, sex comedy ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, love and romance, disorder, looking for sex, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, gender, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
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81%
 6.0
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Pipe Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lonely plumber poses as a movie director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, hidden identity, couple relations, filmmaking, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, captivating, emotional, psychological, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, romance, showbiz, fall in love, filmmaking, desire for fame, fish out of water, actor, audition, producer, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 999
Just Write (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, showbiz, love and romance, dishonesty, mistaken identity, social differences, comedy of errors, bus, tour guide, actress, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couples, hollywood, paparazzi, romance, showbiz, love triangle, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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66%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, blind character, blindness and impaired vision, film within a film, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Last Shot (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forgery, special agents, investigation, hollywood, artists and showbiz, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, organized crime, undercover, sting operation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, not serious, realistic, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, blind ambition, unfulfillment, downfall, ambition, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sex Sells: The Making of 'Touch?' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A world record orgy, wild sex scenes, ninjas... just a typical day at the office when you happen to work on a porn set. Director Chuck Steak is making his last film and wants to go out with a bang. With the help of veteran actress Roxy Free and the ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, sex aid, showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, sexual relations, porn industry, media satire, misfit, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, ghost, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
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56%
 6.4
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Top Five (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancé talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, interview, showbiz, opposites attract, desire for fame, media, ambition, love and romance, introspection, tv show, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, one last chance, filmmaking, betrayal, aging, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, film industry, movie studio, profanity, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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55%
Finding Bliss (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jody Balaban, an aspiring filmmaker, is fresh to L.A. with New York film school accolades and the dream of making her movie. Unable to get a job where she can use the skills she so finely honed, Jody must edit adult entertainment to make ends meet. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, romance, filmmaking, sexual relations, showbiz, scantily clad female, fall in love, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, dangerous animal, cons and scams, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, hijacking, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Butch Jamie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Jamie, a struggling butch lesbian actress who gets cast as a man in a film. The main plot is a romantic comedy between Jamie's male alter-ego, "Male Jamie," and Jill, a heterosexual woman on set. The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: gender bending, hollywood, romance, showbiz, actor's life, switching roles, couples, gender, lesbian relationship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
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Amelia's 25th (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hopes, romance, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, grocery store, mayor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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46%
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, parody, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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44%
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: investigation, filmmaking, satire, tv crew, crimes, media, artists and showbiz, media satire, hollywood, showbiz, celebrity culture, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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43%
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, stylized ...
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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42%
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, parody, realistic ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, down on your luck, singleness, lifestyle, misfit, media, actor's life, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: student film
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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41%
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Coming Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew decided to make a movie called "Summit - The End Of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: film producer, starting over, ambition, follow your dream, nothing goes right, actor's life, couples, disorder, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: parody, humorous, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, silly humor, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, showbiz, tv show, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: hidden identity, obsessive quest, desire for fame, on the road, teenage life, transvestism, filmmaking, lifestyle, musician's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.3
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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: elderly, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, golden years, hollywood, retirement home, friends, artists and showbiz, retirement home life, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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40%
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Cattle Call (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A guy starts a fake casting agency in hopes that he will meet his soul mate.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, witty, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: audition, fictional reality show, cons and scams, looking for sex, best friends, singleness, dishonesty, erotica, misfit, nothing goes right, actress, producer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, film within a film, actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%