Movies like I'll Do Anything

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I'll Do Anything (1994)
 5.5
 2K
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 Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career in a particularly difficult way.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, whimsical, melancholic, satirical ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, youth, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, hollywood, artists and showbiz, actor's life, single parent, young heroes, showbiz, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, female nudity, girl, ex husband ex wife relationship, filmmaking, audition, film producer, barefoot woman, destiny, dialogue, hip hop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia

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Most similar movies to I'll Do Anything

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, runaway and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I'll Do Anything: Postcards from the Edge (1990), Mother (1996), My Favorite Year (1982), S.O.B. (1981), Living in Oblivion (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, actor's life, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 6K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, mother son relationship, family life, eccentric family, looking for love, midlife crisis, youth, single parent, introspection, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, odd couple, friendship, comeback, fish out of water, actor, alcohol abuse, live broadcast, satire, rehearsal, profanity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, anti conformity ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, friends, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, jealousy, hotel, parents and children, youth, city life, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, family life, aging, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, one last chance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, betrayal, aging, film industry, movie studio, profanity, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.4
 77K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, cook, romance, parents and children, love and romance, culture clash, parent child relationship, relationship problems, immigrants, chef, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, malibu california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 7K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, human nature, family gatherings, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: direction and purpose, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, thirtysomething life, actor's life, family relations, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, father son relationship, strong female character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in crisis, love and romance, family relations, couples, family problems, eccentric family, lifestyle, ego clash, family gatherings, relationship vs career, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 10K
The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, writing, family, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, hollywood, actor's life, society, introspection, showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, family relations, religions or cults, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, family relations, dream, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, biting ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace situations, workplace, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, parents and children, youth, family life, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, silly humor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: professor, actor, historian, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, actor's life, young lovers, couples, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family problems, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, loan, self discovery, youth, on the run ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 24K
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, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 41K
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 ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, fictional reality show, tv show, human nature, misfit, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, satire, romantic rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 26K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, media, tv show, workplace romance, workplace, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 9K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, school, single parent, couple relations, family problems, teenage life, jazz musician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 35K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: overprotective mother, road trip, on the road, parents and children, salesman, single parent, family relations, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, talking while driving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, parents and children, family life, family problems, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, dark humor, cynical, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, showbiz, hollywood, screenwriter, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, financier, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 5K
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: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, tv show, audition, artists and showbiz, network, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, tv show, media, hidden identity, nothing goes right, workplace situations, media satire, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%