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Beggars and Choosers
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, witty, realistic
Plot: media satire, workplace situations, media, workplace, blind ambition, ambition, television, artists and showbiz, ratings, coma, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films and TV series with plots about media satire, workplace, media, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, tv show and television mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Beggars and Choosers: Open Season (1995), Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997), Late Show (1999), Drop the Dead Donkey (1990), Murphy Brown (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Open Season
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, murder mystery, blind ambition, reality tv, farce, free speech, rise to the top, beer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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Weapons of Mass Distraction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: blind ambition, urban, ego clash, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, media, ambition, rivalry, workplace situations, sport team, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   89%
 
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Late Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: tv show, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, parody, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, couple relations, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
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System:   78%
    User:   75%
 
Drop the Dead Donkey
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, biting
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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System:   70%
    User:   74%
 
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Murphy Brown
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: talky, clever, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, best friends, gays and lesbians, boss and employee, friendship, impossible love, workplace romance, workplace situations, gender, workplace, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, czech republic
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Sports Night
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The offbeat cast and crew of a sports news show as they deal with professional, personal, and ethical challenges while functioning in a pressure-cooker work environment.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sport, journalism, boss and employee, workplace romance, tv show, media satire, workplace intrigue, tv news, television, workplace situations, workplace, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Ratings Game
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New Jersey trucker creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: manipulations, cons and scams, hollywood, tv show, dishonesty, media, gangsters, television, blind ambition, rise to the top, workplace romance, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
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    User:   53%
 
Meet Wally Sparks
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: nothing goes right, battle of the sexes, celebrity culture, tv show, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, mentor, workplace, stupidity, catastrophe, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, georgia
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System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
The New Statesman
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, legal action, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, sitcom, workplace situations, campaign, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
Lisa Picard Is Famous
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: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace situations, filmmaking, love and romance, media, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
The Larry Sanders Show
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: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, nothing goes right, performer's life, parody, media satire, showbiz, tv show, workplace, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
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System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
The 24 Hour Woman
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.
Style: emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: pregnancy, single parent, parenthood, battle of the sexes, feminism, family, vengeance, singleness, infidelity, media satire, sexualized violence, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
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Episodes
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, cynical
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, writer's life, culture clash, tv show, artists and showbiz, actor's life, womanizer, couple relations, celebrity culture, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   57%
 
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UnREAL
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: semi serious, biting, humorous, realistic, tense ...
Plot: blind ambition, manipulations, showbiz, tv show, ambition, dishonesty, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, media satire, workplace intrigue, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Spin City
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, boss and employee, mayor, workplace situations, state affairs, disorder, workplace, workplace romance, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
WKRP in Cincinnati
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, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, radio, radio show, rock, workplace situations, media, workplace, boss and employee, media satire, power relations, radio dj, secretary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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On the Air
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, offbeat, realistic, avant garde
Plot: media satire, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder, media sensation, network, oneiric, television studio ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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King of the Airways
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Be careful what you wish for...it just may come true. This is the underlying theme of this French-Canadian comedy drama that follows the travails of a TV addict who wins a talent contest and finds himself the subject of an embarrassingly revealing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: media satire, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, romance, contests and competitions, rise to the top, addiction, celebrity culture, fighting the system, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: quebec
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System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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Shout Out
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: TV host Miranda Vega heads a variety talk-show format. Confronted with plummeting ratings, she is forced to try a different approach that brings singing hookers, drug addicts, and other no-talents into the studio. Miranda feuds with lesbian actress ...
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, realistic, biting
Plot: showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, parody, workplace, media, gays and lesbians, chaos and mayhem, media satire, workplace situations, chaos, ratings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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Starlets
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: humorous, not serious, cynical, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, actor's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, showbiz, sitcom, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, media satire, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, couple relations, suburbs, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit, couples, disorder, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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Livin' Large!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, farce, love affair, rich and poor, media, workplace, journalism, human spirit, self discovery, interracial relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
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System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, journalism, stupidity, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rise to the top, blindness, shark, dumb, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: california, usa, new york, san diego california, manhattan new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Dancing in September
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: unlikely couple, hollywood, writer's life, journalism, workplace romance, tv show, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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The Newsroom
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: media satire, office, workplace situations, media, workplace, obnoxious boss, ego clash, journalism, tv show, artists and showbiz, intern, anchor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Private Parts
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, semi serious, funny, witty, realistic ...
Plot: radio, censorship, rebelliousness, free speech, celebrity culture, radio show, splatter, pornography, media satire, media, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, detroit, washington d.c.
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
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Morning Glory
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: television, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, showbiz, tv show, father daughter relationship, happy ending, workplace situations, ambition, mentor, romance, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   38%
 

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Love & War
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, starting over, workplace situations, bar, hopes, workplace, opposites attract, introspection, newspaper columnist, restaurant, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
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Celebrity
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: cynical, clever, witty, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: desire for fame, writing, celebrity culture, urban, drugs, ambition, obsession, dialogue, infidelity, writers, artists and showbiz, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
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