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Death of a Dynasty (2003)
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Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, journalism, lifestyle, showbiz, desire for fame, crimes, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, media, buddies, satire, music band, gangsters, music, friends, drug dealing, performer's life, partners, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, media satire, rap, african american ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york

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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, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, friends, musician's life and celebrity culture mostly in Comedy, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like Death of a Dynasty: Without You I'm Nothing (1990), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Eternity: The Movie (2014), Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007), CB4 (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, music, workplace, unfulfillment, ambition, journalism, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: music, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, against the odds, satire, couples, estrangement, ambition, performer's life, soul music, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: punk, music band, partners, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, rise and fall, rivalry, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, desire for fame, buddies, showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, profanity, showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, silly humor, friends, celebrity culture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, rap, jeep, wheelchair, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), mistaken identity, film within a film, graphic violence, music band, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wannabe "gangsta-rappers" resort to a crime spree in order to come up up with ten thousand dollars in order to finance a studio recording session.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, remake of american film
Plot: hip hop, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, juvenile delinquency, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, drug dealing, disorder, showbiz, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, filmmaking, rise to the top, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, couples, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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My Boyfriend's Back (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, girl group, unfulfillment, partners, rise and fall, buddies, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Naked Brothers Band (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Naked Brothers Band is an American musical comedy series created by Polly Draper. The show depicts the daily lives of Draper's sons, who lead a fictional world-renowned rock band from New York City. As a mockumentary, the storyline is a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, tense, captivating
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, musician's life, youth, showbiz, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, family relations, music band, ambition, music, rising to stardom, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.6
 480
The Blackout (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, musician's life, friends, music band, ambition, celebrity culture, sexual relations, student life, superhero costume ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 1K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, showbiz, celebrity culture, music, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music band, rising to stardom, desire for fame, media, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friends, filmmaking, disorder, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, music, on the road, rock, holy grail, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, relationship vs career, ambition, rising to stardom, couples, celebrity culture, performer's life, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Attitude for Destruction (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Hollywood Roses is starting to make it big and they’re ready for the next step. Of course all their success has come after the band killed off the original founder, Drake. Once they realized he was holding them back, they turned on him and now ...
Style: slasher, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, scary ...
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, music band, rivalry, vengeance, showbiz, crimes, deadly, investigation, artists and showbiz, murder, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 498
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, couple relations, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 564
Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, obsessive quest, performer's life, ambition, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, family problems, artists and showbiz, human nature, showbiz, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, disorder, rivalry, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, ego clash, desire for fame, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 4K
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, music band, ambition, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, partners, artists and showbiz, buddies, media, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
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Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, on the road, musician's life, buddies, music band, lifestyle, r&b, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 733
Stars 80 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Die-hard fans of the 1980s, Vincent and Antoine run a company that supplies doubles of faded stars throughout the whole of France. What starts out as a promising business venture ends up as a calamity when Vincent and Antoine have over forty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, against the odds, showbiz, buddies, escapades, obsessive quest, lifestyle, follow your dream, once promising, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: martial arts, filmmaking, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, celebrity culture, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A 'mocumentary' on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancer turned martial arts action star, Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge. When fame and fortune caused Frank to lose his sense of what's truely important, he realised ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical, parody
Plot: martial arts, fame, filmmaking, hollywood, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, desire for fame, self discovery, rising to stardom, actor's life, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: family relations, family life, youth, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, family, desire for fame, music, buddies, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Punching the Clown (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life's work in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, mistaken identity, rising to stardom, media, ambition, musician's life, farce, overnight success, change of luck, music, disorder, radio dj ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, clever, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, ambition, musician's life, music band, partners, performer's life, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, friendship, rock, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 162
Beach Ball (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: beach, beach party, music, musician's life, disorder, friends, silly humor, mistaken identity, siblings relations, cons and scams, relationship vs career, rock ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, not serious, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, friendship, showbiz, filmmaking, buddies, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, profanity, odd couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%