Movies like The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson

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The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)
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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: investigation, satire, filmmaking, tv crew, crimes, kidnapping, missing person, hollywood, artists and showbiz, media, showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, prostitute, agent, male female relationship, lie, disappearance, screenwriter, swimming pool, liar, british, interview, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, real estate agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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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, showbiz, hollywood, filmmaking, satire, media satire and celebrity culture mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson: Who's the Caboose? (1997), Hijacking Hollywood (1997), Nobody Knows Anything! (2003), Mistress (1992), Movers & Shakers (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Who's the Caboose? (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they discover a young Manhattan comedienne and decide instead to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, nightclub, actor's life, improv, comedian, documentary filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco, california
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, vengeance, disorder, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, crimes, dangerous animal, obnoxious boss, workplace, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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: humorous, clever, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, media, actor's life, satire, artists and showbiz, grocery store, mayor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, mistress, screenwriter, money, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, film producer, financier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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64%
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: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, satire, hollywood, road not taken, showbiz, down on your luck, media satire, singleness, breakup, couples, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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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, realistic, not serious, ironic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Nickelodeon (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Going from a lawyer to a writer, and then to a film director, is the career path on which we find the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to reward his attentions by ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love triangle, celebrity culture, showbiz, film within a film, ambition, ostrich, actress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, aging, betrayal, film industry, movie studio, profanity, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, screwball, forgery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, workplace, oral sex, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, biting ...
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
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Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, nothing goes right, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Film Crew gives a commentary track to Walk the Angry Beach (1968), aka Hollywood After Dark, featuring Rue McClanahan as a stripper. Beloved, sassy Golden Girl Rue McClanahan stars as an unbeloved, depressive stripper who wants to become a ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: parody, ambition, desire for fame, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, hollywood, media satire, dancer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: misfit, disorder, inventions and discoveries, showbiz, hollywood, celebrity culture, on the run, crimes, immigrants, chases and races, gangsters, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, east germany
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Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, journalism, society, vengeance, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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44%
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, noir, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
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43%
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Development Hell (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The story of a failed director and his hodgepodge crew as they search, in vain, for fame and success in the crazy world of Hollywood.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, cult film
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, film within a film, director, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, agent, film industry, celebrity, actor, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, touching ...
Plot: mistaken identity, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, media, overnight success, farce, musician's life, media satire, comedy of errors, music, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: stuntman, actor's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, hollywood, rise to the top, downfall, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, dark humor ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, satire, politics, pirate, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz, dishonesty, crimes, filmmaking, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
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41%
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, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, fake suicide, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
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Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tracey Ullman's comedy special features the one-and-only 'Ruby Romaine'--the memorable character from HBO's 'Tracey Takes On.' After an illustrious career, veteran Hollywood makeup artist Ruby has decided to call it ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, showbiz, strong female presence, lifestyle, parody, storytelling, celebrity, television, makeup artist, alcohol, makeover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, nothing goes right, family relations, looking for love, showbiz, tv show, parody, media satire, disorder, love and romance, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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38%
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: messenger, rising to stardom, nothing goes right, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, media, ambition, goofy hero, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, filmmaking ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, media, artists and showbiz, misfit, media satire, nothing goes right, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
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36%
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". In the tradition of ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, satire, showbiz, media satire, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, disorder, laser, chaos, media, goofy hero, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, self discovery, social differences, nightlife, urban, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition, follow your dream, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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34%