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Edtv (1999)
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Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining, light, witty, intense, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, audition, fish out of water, misfit, tv show, human nature, love and romance, showbiz, satire, romantic rivalry, family relations, media, reality, life philosophy, happy ending, tv star, unlikely friendships, voyeurism, love triangle, model, store, sexual content, lifestyle, real world, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to Edtv

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, redemption and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Edtv: The Truman Show (1998), Soapdish (1991), Celebrity (1998), The TV Set (2006), Holy Man (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, psychological, surreal, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, fictional reality show, hidden camera, morality, alternate reality, tv show, video surveillance, loneliness, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, florida
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83%
 6.6
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Soapdish (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, television, mistaken identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, disorder, media satire, celebrity culture, showbiz, farce, mother daughter relationship, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa, new jersey
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100%
 6.3
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Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, satire, celebrity, ex wife, greed, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: semi serious, witty, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.9
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Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, workplace, media, materialism, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love affair, media satire, satire, mysterious man, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, professor, couples, young lovers, actor's life, celebrity culture, actor, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor's life, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, young heroes, family relations, showbiz, self discovery, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 21K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, small town life, americana, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, disorder, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings, relationship vs career, siblings relations, family in crisis, human nature, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, aging, family life, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media, media satire, television, comedian, talk show host, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, funny, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, fighting the system, family relations, race against time, fish out of water, save the day, parents and children, rivalry, siblings relations, disorder, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, buddies, sexual tension, sexual attraction, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 78K
Morning Glory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: work ethic, workaholic, showbiz, coworker, media, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz, unsupportive coworkers, employer employee relationship, antisocial behavior, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, thanksgiving, infidelity, family relations, audition, hypochondriac, sisters, family problems, couples, human nature, romance, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 12K
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, farce, family relations, bankruptcy, transvestite, eviction, disorder, social misfits, workplace, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, italy, seattle, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, couple relations, celebrity culture, fish out of water, eccentric family, love and romance, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, misfit, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: live performance, writer's life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, musician's life, artists and showbiz, media, performer's life, showbiz, media satire, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: air disaster, mistaken identity, rescue, chase, escapades, dishonesty, petty criminal, couple relations, rivalry, love and romance, custody battle, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
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Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), audition, sexual fantasy, actress, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
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Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, stripper, photographer, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, popularity, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, hollywood, audition, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, social relations, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 50K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, college, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teachers and students, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, ambition, love and romance, athlete's life, lifestyle, wooing, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, performer's life, actor's life, obsessive quest, love and romance, elderly, on the run, writer's life, elderly lovers, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
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Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, switching roles, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, rise and fall, misfit, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, parenthood, husband wife relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 2K
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, captivating, light, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, mistress, screenwriter, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, financier, film producer, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%