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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, artists and showbiz, ratings, coma, television, 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 workplace, media, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, tv show and sitcom mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Beggars and Choosers: Late Show (1999), Open Season (1995), Drop the Dead Donkey (1990), The New Statesman (1987), Grief (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Late Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: celebrity culture, media satire, parody, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, couple relations, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
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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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, 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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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, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: sitcom, media satire, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, tv news, ratings, anchor, advertising, politically correct, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, 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, yorkshire, northern england
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Grief
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A campy chronicle of the lusts and loves of the men and women who work on a low-rent TV show called, "The Love Judge."
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, 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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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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, media satire, workplace, tv show, workplace situations, media, journalist, single parent, tv news, anchor, journal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, biting
Plot: showbiz, tv show, parody, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, gays and lesbians, chaos and mayhem, media satire, workplace situations, chaos, ratings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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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: not serious, humorous, 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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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: semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: urban, blind ambition, ego clash, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, media, ambition, rivalry, workplace situations, sport team, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
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:   59%
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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: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, boss and employee, mayor, workplace situations, state affairs, disorder, workplace, workplace romance, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   58%
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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, realistic, humorous ...
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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This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Story: This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. Launched in 1993 during Canada's 35th general election, the show focuses on Canadian politics, combining news parody, sketch comedy and satirical ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, parody, media satire, cult, tv show, media, society, state affairs, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, tv news, political satire ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexy ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
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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, semi serious, humorous, 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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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, realistic, witty, 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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Special Needs
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, dark humor, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: blind ambition, media satire, showbiz, disability, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, politics, workplace situations, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   60%
 
Perfectly Normal
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A cab driver and an opera fan strike up an unusual friendship.
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: farce, cons and scams, obsession, restaurant, boss and employee, relationship vs career, workplace situations, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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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: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: sitcom, starting over, workplace situations, bar, hopes, workplace, opposites attract, introspection, restaurant, newspaper columnist, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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, realistic, offbeat, avant garde
Plot: media satire, tv show, workplace situations, media, workplace, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder, media sensation, network, actor, actress ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
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: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, suburbs, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit, couples, disorder, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
The Golden Palace
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from that series. CBS cancelled the spin-off in 1993 after one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, witty
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, hotel, elderly, best friends, golden years, workplace situations, workplace, friends, friendship, chef, remarry, business venture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, minnesota
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: media satire, ambition, media, romance, artists and showbiz, 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:   41%
 
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Tanner '88
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, head of state, idealism, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system, americana, media, society, state affairs, journalism, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sport, journalism, boss and employee, workplace romance, tv show, media satire, workplace intrigue, tv news, workplace situations, workplace, media, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: manipulations, cons and scams, hollywood, tv show, dishonesty, media, gangsters, blind ambition, rise to the top, workplace romance, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
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Just Shoot Me!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the show's executive producer.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, fashion, workplace situations, office, family relations, workplace, journalism, parents and children, magazine, media, fashion magazine, model ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: usa
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, radio, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
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