Movies like A Midwinter's Tale

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A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
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A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
Original name: In the Bleak Midwinter
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available even at Christmas and are prepared to do it on a 'profit sharing' basis (that is, they may not get paid anything) he cannot expect - and does not get - the cream of the cream. But although they all bring their own problems and foibles along, something bigger starts to emerge in the perhaps aptly named village of Hope.
Style: witty, talky, clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, bleak, sexy, affectionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, actor, play, village, friends, village life, artists and showbiz, unemployment, lifestyle, actor's life, nothing goes right, showbiz, celebrity culture, silly humor, theater, actress, audition, shakespeare's hamlet, shakespeare, love, cross dressing, dysfunctional family, adaptation, weird, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: england, australia, london

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Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, iowa, london
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, twins, disorder, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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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: actor, historian, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, director, actor's life, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, nosy, disorder ...
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Place: england, london
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Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
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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, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, workplace situations, media satire ...
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Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, funny, talky ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the hot-tempered lead actress Nokko decides she wants the name of ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: radio broadcast, couples, astronaut, screwball, filmmaking, disorder, friends, showbiz, radio show, love and romance, lifestyle, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new york
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, friendship, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, buddies, profanity, odd couple
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, heroic mission, down on your luck, silly humor, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, competition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, not serious ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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Insignificance (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: witty, clever, realistic, humorous, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, hotel room, couples, satire, switching roles, anti war, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, writer's life, mathematics, guilt, whistling ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 80s
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, village life, comedy of errors, cons and scams, nothing goes right, golden years, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
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Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, couples, desire for fame, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, pig, village, countryside, small town, working class, crime gone awry, disorder, black market, couples, social relations, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, talky, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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26%
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, fake suicide, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
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Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, infidelity, urban, couple relations, city life, social differences, store, parents and children, human nature, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, elderly, comedy of errors, culture clash, actor's life, one last chance, theater, society, rehearsal, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Little Britain: Live (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The many hilarious characters of Little Britain are taken to the stage in this brilliant live performance by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: live comedy, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: society, social misfits, village life, human nature, village, working class, satire, misfit, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, coming out, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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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, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
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Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Recorded November 10th, 2011 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and only available for purchase online, Louis C.K. follows up his 2010 concert film Hilarious with a new hour’s worth of shrewdly observed and periodically profane material. He ...
Style: cynical, humorous, one man show, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, performance, artists and showbiz, social problems, profanity, politically correct, society, theater, death, sexual perversion, sex talk, stand up special ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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24%