Movies like The Final Curtain 2002

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The Final Curtain (2002)
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The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his biography, in the hope of sealing his immortality in the hearts and minds of the British public. This is made more difficult by his rivalry with fellow gameshow host Dave Turner (Aidan Gillen), and events from his past.
Style: serious, witty, clever, realistic, suspense, cynical, biting
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, media, ambition, contests and competitions, tv show, blind ambition, dark humor, couples, satire, workplace, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, ego clash, media satire, air disaster, illness, television, electrocution, fictional game show, drugs/alcohol, crossbow
Time: 70s, 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, semi serious and suspense films with plots about ambition, rivalry, media, media satire, artists and showbiz, society and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Final Curtain: Live! (2007), The Late Shift (1996), Network (1976), God Is on Air (2002), Dancing in September (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Live! (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: russian roulette, game of death, rivalry, filmmaking, showbiz, tv show, human nature, ambition, artists and showbiz, extreme sport, satire, fictional game show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, corruption, workaholic, racial slur, adultery, dark humor, success, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, ethics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york
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God Is on Air (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two Spanish pan-handlers soon find themselves in over their heads when they stumble upon an opportunity to redeem themselves and perhaps the entire planet. The world appears to suffer from rampant poverty, violence and spiritual desperation and the ...
Style: suspense, cynical, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: sect, murder, social decay, buddies, society, crimes, dark humor, satire, friendship, injustice, rising to stardom, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, tv show, media satire, workplace romance, americana, friendship, journalism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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72%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, addiction, showbiz, obsession, actor's life, filmmaking, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, blind ambition, media ...
Time: 90s
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, political intrigue, satire, private vs public, campaign, dishonesty, society, americana, political corruption, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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71%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, rough, biting ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, corrupt politician, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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65%
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense, clever ...
Plot: arson, satire, media, media satire, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, dark humor, sport team, ambition, blind ambition, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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64%
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Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, society, ambition, politics, corporate world, corporate executive, business ethics, dishonesty, blind ambition, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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64%
Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: american football, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, hopes, showbiz, celebrity culture, contests and competitions, gambling ...
Time: 70s
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63%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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60%
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: cynical, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, farce, couples, family relations, disorder, dark humor, starting over, lifestyle, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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59%
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
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58%
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Showboy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christian Taylor, a writer on hit TV series Six Feet Under, is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's sacked, though he doesn't know they've overheard the firing. They follow him to Las Vegas, where he is ostensibly ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, silly humor, couples, filmmaking, starting over, unlikely couple, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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58%
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The Last Dance (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Blackpool, a dancing contest, a dead woman. This is the opening scene of this movie, which then continues by telling us the story preceding this sad accident - or is it a murder? We will get to know the tensed relationship of the dancing contestant ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rivalry, couples, friendship, survival, ambition, betrayal, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, underdog, friends, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: eastern europe
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56%
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Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, greed, investigation, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
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56%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: gang, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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55%
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, crimes, rivalry, society, ambition, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, frame up, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: scotland
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55%
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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
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, small town, celebrity culture, follow your dream, life is a bitch, rise and fall, rivalry, society, sex scene, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
Scream of Stone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Argentina, UK, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mountain, climbing, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, love triangle, wilderness, mountain climbing, dream, obsession, mountaineer, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: patagonia
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54%
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Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: music, musician's life, rivalry, crimes, showbiz, hip hop, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, graphic violence, violence, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
Dying of Laughter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, actor's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, friends, dark humor, media satire, workplace situations, nightclub, comedian, television, sex ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming
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54%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, relationship vs career, tv show, celebrity culture, boss and employee, lifestyle, rising to stardom, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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53%
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The film stars Christopher Eccleston as the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, secret identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social decay, dark humor, rape ...
Time: future
Place: england, europe
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53%
The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman becomes romantically involved with a murder defendant while she is a juror in his trial.
Style: cynical, suspense, semi serious, experimental, biting ...
Plot: couples, legal investigation, legal, crimes, artists and showbiz, courtroom drama, murder, parents and children, scandal, power relations, media satire, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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53%
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, fighting the system, society, manipulation, legal, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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53%
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, success, uninhibited rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace intrigue, workplace, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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