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The L.A. Complex (2012)
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The L.A. Complex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Six young performers having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, temptation, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, talent agent, dancer, showbiz, comedian, ambitious, roommate, sex scene, closeted homosexual, lgbt, college, hollywood, aspiring actor, young adult, musician, actor, couples, actress, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films and TV series with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, hopes, showbiz and follow your dream mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The L.A. Complex: Smash (2012), Amazon Falls (2010), Fame L.A. (1997), Dirt (2007), Hollywood Heights (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, dancer, actor's life, actress, young woman, producer, singer, actor, starlet, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Amazon Falls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress JANA who refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Famous for her roles in Amazon movies where she portrayed a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses, she desperately tries to keep her ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, human nature, aging, actress, rivalry, society, unfulfillment, downfall, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
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Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, performer's life, desire for fame, music, female student, performance art, performance, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Dirt (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dirt is an American television serial broadcast on the FX network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow, which was ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: photographer, journalism, hollywood, magazine, paparazzi, artists and showbiz, media, desire for fame, blackmail, gossip and rumors, dark humor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, follow your dream, musician, best friends, fame, audition, ambition, talented, fan, backstage, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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64%
Melrose Place (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In an elegant Spanish-style apartment building in the trendy Melrose neighborhood of Los Angeles, a diverse group of 20-somethings have formed a close-knit surrogate family. However, when a bloody body is found floating in the courtyard pool, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, murder, neighbor, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, medical school, manipulation, deception, secret, prostitution, teenager ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, los angeles
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100%
The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The daily lives of young models living together in a models' residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: model, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, lifestyle, intrigue, teenage life, dishonesty, youth, rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, showbiz, buddies, friends, hollywood, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
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48%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, infidelity, agent, sex scene, casting couch, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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44%
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 36
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, contemplative
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, hopes, dancer's life, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle, hip hop, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: hip hop, rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, music, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.8
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Saved (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: “Saved” chronicles medical school dropout turned paramedic Wyatt Cole, who finds the breakneck pace of his 24-hour shift a welcome escape from his inner demons.
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Plot: gambling, addiction, rescue, medical school, firefighter, dishonesty, hopes, paramedic, couple relations, rivalry, medical, medicine ...
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Degrassi Goes Hollywood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gang travels to Los Angeles, California as they attempt to live out their dreams.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: serious, rough, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, family life, athlete's life, society, youth, parents and children, coming of age, coming out, family relations, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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39%
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UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
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Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Unscripted is the on going tales of three out of work actors navigating the rough terrain of Los Angeles. In a land where the universal word for actors is "No", Unscripted takes a look at these three kind souls just trying to survive. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, media, lifestyle, aspiring actor, casting, audition, hollywood, satire, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
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Place: usa, los angeles
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Instant Star (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Instant Star is a Canadian television program which aired from September 2004 to June 2008. The series starred Alexz Johnson as adolescent music competition winner Jude Harrison. The show chronicles Harrison's experience in the recording ...
Style: captivating, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, aspiring singer, contests and competitions, lifestyle, music, love and romance, parents and children, high school ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, tense, captivating ...
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35%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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LAX (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series. This show was not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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One Last Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to ...
Style: sexy, romantic, realistic, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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32%
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Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, producer, actor, fame, friendship, wealth, celebrity, actor's life, lifestyle, filmmaking, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, usa
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32%
 8.7
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Carnation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Carnation is a Japanese television drama that aired in the Asadora slot on NHK from 3 October 2011 to 31 March 2012. It is the 85th Asadora. It is based on the life of the fashion designer Ayako Koshino in Kishiwada, Osaka. Ayako was the mother of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, workplace situations, family relations, workplace, parents and children, strong female presence
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: addiction, belief, going straight, life is a bitch, rescue, hopes, human nature, family life, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%
Black Limousine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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