Movies like The Deal

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The Deal (2008)
 5.6
 3K
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
Plot: kidnapping, filmmaking, hollywood, disorder, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, missing person, dishonesty, nothing goes right, desire for fame, down on your luck, movie studio, 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

Most similar movies to The Deal

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), Pipe Dream (2002), Just Write (1997), Hollywood Dreams (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
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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, cynical, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, nothing goes right, rise and fall, showbiz, film within a film, downfall, romance, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, los angeles, wisconsin, california, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 9K
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, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.9
 963
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: couple relations, hidden identity, filmmaking, couples, romance, love and romance, frame up, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 964
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: witty, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, showbiz, bus, love and romance, dishonesty, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, social differences, tour guide, actress, aspiring writer ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, psychological, emotional, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, romance, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, fall in love, desire for fame, fish out of water, actor, producer, audition, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.2
 6K
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, porno movie, gross out humor ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, gender, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, looking for sex, fall in love, couples, disorder, dishonesty, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: hollywood, couples, paparazzi, romance, love triangle, showbiz, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, porn industry, couples, disorder, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, blind character, disorder, blindness and impaired vision, film within a film, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forgery, investigation, special agents, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, organized crime, undercover, sting operation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, dishonesty, aging, artists and showbiz, film industry, movie studio, profanity, film producer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 26K
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: interview, showbiz, desire for fame, media, opposites attract, ambition, love and romance, comedian, tv show, introspection, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, artists and showbiz, ghost, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, fake suicide, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, france, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, 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 ⇓
53%
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: humorous, feel good, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, romance, filmmaking, showbiz, sexual relations, scantily clad female, fall in love, lifestyle, workplace, love and romance, artists and showbiz, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 143
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, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: gender bending, hollywood, romance, showbiz, actor's life, switching roles, couples, gender, lesbian relationship, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 127
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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, hopes, romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, 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, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, disorder, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, crimes, dangerous animal, obnoxious boss, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, light ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, media satire, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, actor's life, satire, lifestyle, grocery store, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: obsessive quest, desire for fame, hidden identity, on the road, filmmaking, teenage life, showbiz, musician's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 1K
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, humorous, semi serious, witty, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: cons and scams, looking for sex, best friends, singleness, dishonesty, erotica, misfit, nothing goes right, producer, fictional reality show, actress, audition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 2K
Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Marigold Lexton, an American actress who gets stranded in Mumbai and lands a minor role in a Bollywood musical. She meets Prem, the film's choreographer, and undergoes a personal transformation as she experiences ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, showbiz, love triangle, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, bollywood, disorder, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Girls Will Be Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The confessional, behind-the-scenes showbiz melodrama goes under the knife — so to speak — in this drag comedy. "Girls Will Be Girls" casts three male performers in the roles of Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick), a has-been starlet of the ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, transvestism, parody, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, longing, starlet, filmmaking, cabaret, ambition, aging ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, showbiz, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.3
 488
Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ 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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 75K
Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, alcohol, rivalry, show business, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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