Movies and TV shows like Beggars and Choosers

If you like "Beggars and Choosers" you are looking for humorous, semi serious and realistic movies or TV shows about / with workplace, media satire, workplace situations, media, blind ambition, ambition and artists and showbiz themes of Comedy genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
 8.0
 195
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Beggars and Choosers is a comedy-drama series broadcast by Showtime. Developed by Peter Lefcourt and Brandon Tartikoff, the series was a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at network television. Its 42 episodes aired between June 19, 1999 and December 12, 2000.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: workplace, media satire, workplace situations, media, blind ambition, ambition, artists and showbiz, ratings, coma, female nudity, television
Time: 20th century, 90s

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Beggars and Choosers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about workplace, workplace situations, media, sitcom, media satire, tv show and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Beggars and Choosers: Drop the Dead Donkey (1990), After Lately (2011), On the Air (1992), The Newsroom (1996), Blunt Talk (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: sitcom, tv news, media satire, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, ratings, anchor, advertising, politically correct, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 558
After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: After Lately is an American television comedy. The series depicts, in mockumentary style, the behind the scenes goings-on at the office of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The cast is made up of the actual writers and performers of Chelsea ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: media satire, tv show, parody, workplace situations, sitcom, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, celebrity culture, showbiz, disorder, anchor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.4
 788
On the Air (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: On the Air is an American sitcom created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and broadcast by ABC. In the United States only three episodes were aired, although seven were filmed. The program follows the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, avant garde
Plot: media satire, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder, media sensation, network, oneiric, actress ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.0
 376
The Newsroom (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Newsroom is a Canadian television comedy-drama series which ran on CBC Television in the 1996–97, 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons. A two-hour television movie, Escape from the Newsroom, was broadcast in 2002. The show is set in the newsroom ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: intern, media satire, office, workplace situations, media, workplace, obnoxious boss, ego clash, journalism, tv show, artists and showbiz, anchor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 4K
Blunt Talk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: media satire, tv show, journalism, media, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, talk show host
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 87
LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, battle of the sexes, tv news, politics, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, campaign ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 183
Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: media satire, tv show, ambition, media, workplace, blind ambition, rise to the top, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, society, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 6K
Murphy Brown (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor ...
Style: clever, not serious, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, journalist, workplace, media satire, tv news, tv show, workplace situations, media, single parent, anchor, journal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The New WKRP in Cincinnati is a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. It was made for the syndication market from 1991 to 1993. MTM Enterprises produced the show. Gordon Jump, Frank Bonner, and Richard Sanders reprised ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace, radio dj, radio show, workplace situations, media, boss and employee, power relations, radio broadcasting, radio station, disc jockey, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 901
Late Show (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: clever, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: celebrity culture, media satire, tv station, parody, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, couple relations, workplace intrigue, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 1K
Norm (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Norm Show is an American television sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, boss and employee, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, friends, power relations, parole officer, working the system, hockey, social worker, crime and punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Veronica's Closet (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Veronica 'Ronnie' Chase is the 'Queen of Romance.' Founder of a successful lingerie empire, and best-selling author of self-help romance books, Ronnie has it all ... money, success, sex appeal and a philandering husband. How she ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: feminism, workplace situations, career woman, sitcom, workplace, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians, unsupportive spouse, breakup, gender, office ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, radio, radio dj, workplace, secretary, radio show, rock, workplace situations, media, boss and employee, media satire, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 3K
Telenovela (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: actress, actor, actor's life, tv show, latinx lead, artists and showbiz, showbiz, workplace situations, workplace, media, disorder, tv star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
That's So Weird! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Story: That's So Weird was a Canadian sketch comedy television show owned by the Halifax Film Company and was broadcast on YTV. The show has been described as SCTV or Mad TV for teenagers and includes an array of comedic skits.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, canadian humor
Plot: media satire, teenage life, tv station, teenager, tv show, media, youth, workplace, ratings, joke, actress playing multiple roles
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 447
People Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio show for BBC Radio 4 in three series from 1995 to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, clever
Plot: human nature, society, social relations, media, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, parody, showbiz, tv show, workplace, producer, nothing goes right, performer's life, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, sitcom, goofy hero, private investigator, investigation, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, disorder, workplace situations, workplace, television flop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, head of state, journalism, media satire, political conspiracy, filmmaking, campaign, artists and showbiz, media, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The CollegeHumor Show was an American comedy that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic. The show is a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements. It is written by and stars nine actual CollegeHumor editorial staff ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace, showbiz, producer, tv show, office, computers and web, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, media satire, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 1K
Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace, staff, workplace situations, handyman, working class, manager, factory, workplace romance, love and romance, factory worker, up and down relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Special Needs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: TV producer Warren (Isaak James) is developing his masterpiece, a reality show called "Handicaps" starring a variety of people with disabilities. Aided by Laura (Eva James), an overbearing partner with anger issues, and an ex-prison guard ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: disability, blind ambition, media satire, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, politics, workplace situations, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
Style: clever, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, recovering alcoholic, workplace situations, workplace, social misfits, friendship, misfit, society, friends, policewoman, workplace humor
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty
Plot: buddies, human nature, couple relations, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, social relations, performer's life, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 2K
That Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, battle of the sexes, suburbs, boss and employee, workplace romance, showbiz, suburban life, tv show, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 124
Love & War (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chicago restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: sitcom, newspaper columnist, restaurant, bar, starting over, workplace situations, dating, hopes, workplace, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, legal action, workplace romance, conservative, parliament, greed, politician, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 838
Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic ...
Plot: media, workplace, celebrity, manipulations, media satire, politics, sitcom, manipulation, scandal, workplace situations, dishonesty, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 1K
Arli$$ (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Arliss is an American situation comedy about a sports agent and his group of associates. The series premiered on HBO in 1996 and ended in 2002.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sitcom, sport, hotshot hero, workplace situations, ambition, workplace, ex athlete, heroes, football, baseball, talent agent, basketball
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, friendship, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue, love and romance, power relations, anchor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Related movie lists