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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, musician's life, friends 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.
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: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music, gender, gays and lesbians, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, desire for fame, media, soul music, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: punk, artists and showbiz, music, buddies, ambition, rivalry, friendship, showbiz, music band, partners, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, buddies, hopes, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music band, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, profanity, showbiz, lifestyle, music band, friends, artists and showbiz, musician's life, buddies, silly humor, celebrity culture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 56 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: offbeat, witty, humorous, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, gender bending, media satire, reunion, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, on the road, cons and scams, performer's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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82%
 6.3
 9K
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, parody, satire, wheelchair, jeep, rap, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), music band, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music, music band, performer's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise to the top, partners, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.2
 229
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, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: hip hop, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician's life, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, showbiz, destiny, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, girl group, lifestyle, rising to stardom, performer's life, singleness, showbiz, road not taken, tv show, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, friends ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ...
Time: contemporary
Place: riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, partners, rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, media, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 2.5
 440
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, rising to stardom, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music band, friends, sexual relations, celebrity culture, student life, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Naked Brothers Band (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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: brother brother relationship, showbiz, family relations, musician's life, music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, siblings relations, youth, rising to stardom, family, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, cynical, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: music, on the road, rock, filmmaking, disorder, friends, performer's life, music band, lifestyle, partners, showbiz, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sitcom, funny, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, musician's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, friends, ambition, teenage life, buddies, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, couples, ambition, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, scary, realistic
Plot: slasher, vengeance, showbiz, rivalry, desire for fame, music band, musician's life, crimes, deadly, investigation, artists and showbiz, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 528
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, non-linear ...
Plot: relationship vs career, musician's life, ambition, performer's life, obsessive quest, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, family problems, human nature, on the road, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: 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 ⇓
56%
 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, ambition, music band, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, media, buddies, partners, artists and showbiz, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, desire for fame, ego clash, partners, nothing goes right, rivalry, misfit, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 10K
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, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies, music band, on the road, music, friends, r&b ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 692
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, buddies, lifestyle, against the odds, obsessive quest, follow your dream, showbiz, artists and showbiz, escapades, once promising, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, martial arts, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, Austria
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, not serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: martial arts, fame, filmmaking, hollywood, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, rise and fall, self discovery, rising to stardom, actor's life, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, youth, music band, musician's life, family life, family relations, buddies, music, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 430
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: fish out of water, misfit, disorder, satire, tv show, lifestyle, showbiz, social decay, culture clash, artists and showbiz, anti heroes, buddies ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 21K
I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, career change, celebrity culture, showbiz, starting over, actor's life, performer's life, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, not serious ...
Plot: showbiz, mistaken identity, ambition, rising to stardom, media, musician's life, farce, overnight success, folk, down on your luck, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: offbeat, clever, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, partners, lifestyle, musician's life, buddies, music, campaign, disorder, friends, rock, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%