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Living in Oblivion (1995)
 7.5
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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 three acts, each representing a different scene to shoot, this film is an essential for amateur filmmakers.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric, light, clever, art house, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study, dark humor, partners, creative block, disorder, showbiz, ego clash, profanity, love, fight, writers, hotel, food ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about satire, artists and showbiz, showbiz, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and writers mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Living in Oblivion: The Real Blonde (1997), State and Main (2000), Celebrity (1998), Being John Malkovich (1999), What Just Happened (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: humorous, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 90s
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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