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The Hoax (2006)
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The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, intense, tense, suspense, talky, clever, serious, biting ...
Plot: writer's life, americana, giant, research, ambition, rise and fall, media, mad, false identity, paranoia, friendship between men, imaginary, flying, eccentricity, creativity, agent, homosexual, satire, dishonesty, journal, cons and scams, administration, profanity, bring down, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, mexico, washington d.c., bahamas, pentagon ...

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Most similar movies to The Hoax

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, clever and suspense films with plots about dialogue, greed, mentor, storytelling, runaway, satire and corruption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Hoax: The Candidate (1972), Primary Colors (1998), Celebrity (1998), Wag the Dog (1997), The Paper (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, democrat, liberal, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
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85%
 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
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84%
 7.2
 79K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, politics, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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84%
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The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, media, columnist, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, workplace situations, introspection, ambition, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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82%
 7.7
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, serious ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, country music, candidate, music, sexual content, profanity, americana, social decay, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
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78%
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, media, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, late night, media satire, television show, television, talk show host ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
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74%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, friends, unemployment, politics, campaign, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, fighting the system, state affairs, manipulations, political intrigue, ambition, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.7
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Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, twins, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, odd, family relations, uptight character, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, stripper, broken nose, craps, racetrack, fight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, goofy hero, couples, cons and scams, countryside, competition, satire, eccentricity, friendship, nurse, doctor, sanitarium ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, edwardian era, turn of the century ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 38K
The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, satirical, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: materialism, advertising, envy, double life, gadget, american dream, false identity, pretense, hidden identity, gain trust, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Detail (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: navy, military, taxi, sailor, road trip, fighting the system, society, rebellion, partners, juvenile delinquency, youth, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new york, boston, usa, maine ...
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69%
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Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, colourful ...
Plot: politics, profanity, crime, crimes, cons and scams, manipulation, native americans, lobbyist, money, lifestyle, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: courtroom, divorce, wedding, stripper, strip club, bittersweet, redemption, working class, rich and poor, social differences, americana, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, family problems, rise and fall, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, breakup, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: political satire, republican, election campaign, politics, assassination attempt, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, manipulations, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, clever, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: sport team, american football, sport, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, rivalry, life is a bitch, athlete's life, ambition, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Paper Chase (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college, law student, student life, college life, youth, contests and competitions, hopes, instructor, human nature, self discovery, fall in love, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.2
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The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, surreal, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, profanity, lifestyle, drunkenness, cockfight, carnival, hallucination, adaptation, vomiting, fire breathing, journalist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, midlife crisis, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 577K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, ambition, actor's life, father daughter relationship, existentialism, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
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The Hospital (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.
Style: dark humor, talky, suspense, clever, cynical ...
Plot: satire, murder, hospital, chaos, midlife crisis, sexual dysfunction, workplace intrigue, innocence lost, couple relations, alcohol abuse, doctors and patients, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, business, social satire, marketing, advertising, reporter, tobacco, lie, capitalism, lung cancer, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, north carolina, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
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Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, innocence, lawyer, white house, secret service, businessman, fish out of water, satire, mistaken identity, stupidity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adoption, drinking problem, marital problem, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, unhappy, diary ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%