Movies like Man on the Moon

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Man on the Moon (1999)
 7.4
 131K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: inspirational, touching, humorous, funny, depressing, factual, melancholic, sentimental, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, character study, prank, life philosophy, human spirit, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, fighting illness, dying, performer's life, celebrity culture, tv show, writers, death, cancer, insanity, wrestling, prostitute, female nudity, prostitution, wrestler, sexism, stand up comedian ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, the philippines, lithuania, memphis

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Most similar movies to Man on the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, runaway and pornography mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Man on the Moon: Ed Wood (1994), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), American Splendor (2003), Funny People (2009), Chaplin (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 176K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, misfit, filmmaking, drug addiction, friendship, actor, transvestism, director, showbiz, character study, actress, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, factual, semi serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, free love, drug addiction, porn, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom, court, aids, love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, washington d.c., ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere, cynical ...
Plot: writer's life, depression, loneliness, artist, antisocial behavior, writers, art, character study, loser, superhero, rising to stardom, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 119K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, intense ...
Plot: terminal illness, loneliness, comedian, cancer, character study, sarcasm, destiny, dark humor, redemption, midlife crisis, life philosophy, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: inspirational, twists and turns, feel good, unusual plot structure, buddy movie ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), first contact, adaptation, foul language, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, illinois, los angeles, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 58K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, factual, light, intense ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, hollywood, childhood, mccarthyism, filmmaker, genius, honest, depression, unlikely friendships, exile, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, california, england, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, family life, desire for fame, aging, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, gangsters, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: psychological, emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, relationships, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, family relations, understanding, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Three Stooges (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental
Plot: three stooges, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, tv show, disability, hollywood, comedian, vaudeville ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: light, satirical, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: writers, fame, ambition, eccentricity, showbiz, terminal illness, female protagonist, farce, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, aging ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 37K
Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, funny, semi serious, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, sorority, satire, female nudity, ambition, lifestyle, rebelliousness, workplace, sexual innuendo, adultery, lesbianism ...
Time: year 1981, year 1979, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: ironic, sentimental, humorous, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adaptation, couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, bittersweet, love, ambition, loneliness, art, artist, fashion show ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, atmospheric, humorous, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: rock and roll, clubbing, drug addiction, music, drugs, nightclub, punk, music business, musician, suicide, rock, party ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, manchester, london, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 113K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, hospital, medical profession, life philosophy, doctors and patients, compassion, friendship, terminal illness, stereotypes, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage pregnancy, single mother, coming of age, drug addiction, pregnancy, parenthood, single parent, family relations, grownups, youth, couple relations, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 21K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: art, artist, drug abuse, painter, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, friendship, rise to the top, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor, black man, film industry, vulgarity, showbiz, money, comedian, male protagonist, black american, historical figure, celebrity ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 9K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, intense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: stand up comedian, romance, family, creativity, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: funny, talky, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: screwball, gangsters, jewish, mafia, female protagonist, art, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, melancholy, hitman, bittersweet, satire ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 70s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, humorous, melancholic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, women, female protagonist, depression, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.6
 14K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: factual, intense, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sex addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, infidelity, adultery, actor's life, addiction, character study, serial killer, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 22K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: factual, melancholic, sentimental, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: art, artist, fashion, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, female nudity, mentor, socialite, rise and fall, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Growing Up Brady (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tell-all story of what happened behind the scenes of the 70s hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Based on the book written by Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, relationship vs career, showbiz, lifestyle, tv show, artists and showbiz, workplace, alcohol abuse, family relations, sexual content, thirtysomething life, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 29K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 2K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, music band, rising to stardom, love triangle, celebrity culture, nightlife, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 6K
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: satirical, melancholic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: television, showbiz, audition, sarcasm, tv show, deadpan, farce, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: teenage life, rising to stardom, tv show, ambition, showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, youth, lifetime, coming of age, hollywood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%