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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, showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, media, ambition, rise and fall, buddies, artists and showbiz, satire, gangsters, music, friends, drug dealing, partners, unfulfillment, performer's life, celebrity culture, media satire, rap, african american, music industry, music band ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, friends, musician's life and buddies mostly in Comedy, Musical and Music genres. Some movies like Death of a Dynasty: Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007), Chicago (2002), Without You I'm Nothing (1990), Eternity: The Movie (2014), Ride (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2003)
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: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, workplace, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life, music, music band, journalism, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: not serious, witty, humorous, parody, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, showbiz, lifestyle, silly humor, celebrity culture, buddies, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music band, friends, urban ghetto, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 234K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, stylized, entertaining, light, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: prison, jazz, femme fatale, legal, desire for fame, lawyer, dancing, musician, jail, court, broadway, music ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: campy, sexy, biting, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: satire, sex, female nudity, suspense, estrangement, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, cabaret, against the odds, media satire, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, hopes, buddies, follow your dream, music band, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.4
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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
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, road trip, bus trip, bus, ambition, sexual content, on the road, destiny, partners, friends, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york city, miami, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: teens, date night
Plot: girl group, female friendship, friends, couples, rising to stardom, performer's life, music band, unfulfillment, buddies, love and romance, musician's life, partners ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: rock, rise and fall, punk, music band, partners, ambition, rivalry, music, lifestyle, best friends, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, actor's life, friendship, couple relations, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, couples, filmmaking ...
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 7K
Foolish (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: 'Foolish' Waise is a talented comedian with a hard-edge trying to make it in the comedy clubs in LA while his brother is a hard-nosed gangster trying to make it on the streets. With all the competition they face in their chosen ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, african american, sexual humor, ambition, rivalry, criminal heroes, artists and showbiz, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 2K
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: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, showbiz, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, music band, artists and showbiz, music, nightlife, relationship vs career, rock, partners, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.9
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, remake of american film
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, drug dealing, disorder, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Naked Brothers Band (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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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, humorous, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, showbiz, ambition, family relations, music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, teenage life, lifestyle, music ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: music, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, friends, disorder, rock, on the road, filmmaking, heavy metal culture, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, witty, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, friendship, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, odd couple, profanity
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, lifestyle, culture clash, tv show, showbiz, social decay, rise and fall, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, witty
Plot: martial arts, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, filmmaking, tv show, showbiz, against the odds, media, lifestyle, odd couple, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: cynical, not serious, humorous, witty, biting ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, disorder, ego clash, misfit, rivalry, nothing goes right, partners, desire for fame, satire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: adult
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, musician's life, buddies, music band, lifestyle, on the road, gangsters, porn star, hip hop, black cast ...
Time: year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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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, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, follow your dream, escapades, lifestyle, buddies, against the odds, once promising, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sincere ...
Plot: mistaken identity, showbiz, rising to stardom, media, ambition, musician's life, farce, overnight success, comedian, lifestyle, change of luck, music ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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42%
Cut'n It Up: Dallas (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Seven comedians bring down the house in the second line up of comic stylings from Producer Cecil Chambers series "Cut'N It Up". In this set the city of Dallas is on display as Rodney Perry, Juan Villereal, Joey Wells, Rayzor, Mark ...
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, biting, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, culture clash, social differences, interracial relations, society, city life, comedian, joke, theater ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The First Nudie Musical (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The son of famous studio owner is forced to make porno films to keep the bankrupt studio from being made into a shopping center. In an attempt to get back on the high ground he makes a nudie musical. He makes a bet with the debtors who wish to take ...
Style: sex comedy, erotic, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: adult
Plot: erotica, sex scene, lust, buddies, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, actor's life, performer's life, nothing goes right, media, rescue, gender ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, talky, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friends, friendship, society, self discovery, dull life, lifestyle, ambition, youth, twentysomething life, farce, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, friendship, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, buddies, betrayal, musician's life, lifestyle, breakup, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, non-linear, contemplative ...
Plot: relationship vs career, musician's life, ambition, obsessive quest, performer's life, lifestyle, family problems, on the road, showbiz, artists and showbiz, human nature, crumbling marriage ...
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, cynical, parody
Plot: martial arts, fame, filmmaking, hollywood, lifestyle, desire for fame, self discovery, rise and fall, ambition, movie business, rising to stardom, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Teenage Millionaire (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A teenager whose father is a millionaire radio station owner secretly records a song and plays it on one of his father's stations. It becomes a hit.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz, musician's life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, youth, love and romance, friends, celebrity culture, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: psychotronic, campy, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: surfing, beach party, beach, music festival, silly humor, disorder, friends, lifestyle, love and romance, contests and competitions, performer's life, ambition ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%