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Live! (2007)
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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: witty, contemplative, semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic
Plot: russian roulette, rivalry, ambition, artists and showbiz, human nature, filmmaking, ratings, tv show, showbiz, extreme sport, satire, profanity, game of death, fictional game show, television, live audience, television producer, contests and competitions, graphic violence, media, media satire, film within a film, reality, ball, reality tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, filmmaking, satire, lifestyle and media mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Live!: The Final Curtain (2002), The Late Shift (1996), Dancing in September (2000), Knife Fight (2012), An American in Hollywood (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 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 ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ambition, media, couples, satire, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 90s
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95%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace romance, hollywood, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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72%
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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: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty, private vs public, campaign, americana, political intrigue, satire, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, fall in love, ambition, hopes, filmmaking, buddies, showbiz, love and romance, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: semi serious, realistic, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, media, couples ...
Time: 90s
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53%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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In the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Hollywood messenger must endure cruelty and humiliation as he struggles for a chance to succeed. But when he's offered a lucrative opportunity, he must decide between compromising his closest friendship or giving his racist bosses the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, racism, ambition, showbiz, introspection, human nature, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, manipulation, moral dilemma, crimes, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Two Days (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, introspection, actor's life, change of heart, lifestyle, showbiz, breaking point, death wish, direction and purpose, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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King Kelly (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kelly strips – her best friend Jordan captures the event on her mobile phone. Kelly’s name is well known among the visitors of (in)appropriate online portals. The two teenagers digitally record anything and everything that crosses their paths ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: desire for fame, on the road, nightlife, strong sexual content, lifestyle, ambition, profanity, satire, computers and web, best friends, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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47%
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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: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, network, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, stylized ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, workplace, disagreement, workplace situations, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, showbiz, actor's life, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, silly humor, filmmaking, starting over, workplace, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, showbiz, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, one last chance, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, aging, betrayal, film industry, movie studio, profanity, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sympathy for Delicious (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.
Style: dark humor, humorous, thought provoking, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: disc jockey, desire for fame, supernatural, music band, musician's life, disorder, ambition, paralysis, redemption, rising to stardom, disability, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
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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 ⇓
40%
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The State of Things (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, Netherlands, UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's The Day the World Ended (1956) . The producer is nowhere to be found and director Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, clever, humorous
Plot: film within a film, filmmaking, nuclear holocaust, disorder, mystery, nothing goes right, workplace, chases and races, artists and showbiz, satire, hotel, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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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, misfit, human nature, tv show, tv star, love and romance, showbiz, satire, romantic rivalry, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: profanity, rivalry, crimes, musician's life, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, showbiz, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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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, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, human nature, ambition, aging, actress, rivalry, society, downfall, unfulfillment, once promising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Luck by Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Not wanting the same fate as befell her sisters, Sona Mishra re-locates to Mumbai to try to make a living making movies, but she soon finds that the path she has chosen is not an easy one.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, underdog, showbiz, starlet, actor's life, artists and showbiz, introspection, selfishness, friendship, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, follow your dream, youth, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative, suspense, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, feminism, couples, satire, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, profanity, performer's life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ned Rifle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, track down, escapades, obsessive quest, murder, parents and children, chases and races, search for father, sexual content, profanity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
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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 ⇓
36%
Search and Destroy (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, american dream, satire, crimes, rivalry, danger, destiny, media satire, guru, artists and showbiz, cable ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
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Real Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marco Valois wants to direct a serious movie inspired by the life of a soldier living with post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon realizes that the young soldier home from Afghanistan won't open up that easily. Marco, willing to do just about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, mental illness, introspection, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, misfit, buddies, bittersweet, afghanistan veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 27
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: artists and showbiz, introspection, ambition, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%