Movies like Movers & Shakers

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Movers & Shakers (1985)
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Movers & Shakers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting the help of depressed screenwriter Herb Derman and rather off-centre director Sid Spokane to try and come up with an idea or two, Joe soon wishes he was not one of those people who always try to keep their promises.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious
Plot: satire, filmmaking, parody, singleness, misfit, religions or cults, hollywood, artists and showbiz, road not taken, couples, media, lifestyle, breakup, actor's life, disorder, nothing goes right, showbiz, celebrity culture, down on your luck, media satire, profanity, roller coaster, marital problem, movie business, film producer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, satire, actor's life, media satire and parody mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Movers & Shakers: Nobody Knows Anything! (2003), Not Another Not Another Movie (2011), My Breakfast with Blassie (1983), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Hollywood North (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Film Crew gives a commentary track to Walk the Angry Beach (1968), aka Hollywood After Dark, featuring Rue McClanahan as a stripper. Beloved, sassy Golden Girl Rue McClanahan stars as an unbeloved, depressive stripper who wants to become a ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: parody, ambition, desire for fame, satire, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, hollywood, media satire, dancer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, media, actor's life, satire, prison guard, blue collar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A documentary on the making of a big budget Bible picture. This is a spoof that shows the inside action on a film set where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong.
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, epic, not serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, road not taken, showbiz, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, religions or cults, scout, noah's ark, parody, female nudity ...
Time: ancient history
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69%
My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, filmmaking, taxi, restaurant, disorder, family gatherings, media satire, hollywood, terminal illness, media, prodigy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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69%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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67%
Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The making of a serious, Canadian art house film descends into Hollywood farce when its producer is forced to compromise his vision to accommodate his drug-addled star, his leading lady and his venal backers.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, film within a film, showbiz, actor's life, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, nothing goes right, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, couple relations, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, faked suicide, fake suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, martial arts, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, media, artists and showbiz, misfit, media satire, nothing goes right, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". In the tradition of ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, satire, showbiz, media satire, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, laser, disorder, chaos, media, goofy hero, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fat Actress (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Fat Actress is an American sitcom television series starring Kirstie Alley. It aired on Showtime in the United States in the spring of 2005, on Movie Central in Western Canada, The Movie Network in Eastern Canada, FX in the UK, Network Ten in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, physical appearance, media satire, media, hypocrisy, comeback, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
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My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, filmmaking, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, goofy hero, hostage, disorder, hostages, media satire, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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54%
He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something in her life has got to change... she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, filmmaking, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, hollywood, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of comedic short films guaranteed to offend.
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, lifestyle, actor's life, partners, media satire, looking for sex, showbiz, gender bending, tv show, sexual relations, moon, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, kentucky, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, journalism, society, vengeance, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, workplace situations, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, buddies, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: messenger, showbiz, celebrity culture, tv show, rich and poor, hollywood, media satire, silly humor, disorder, fish out of water, lifestyle, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: There's something magical about an Australian accent that seems to make even the most caustic wit come off with good-natured charm. And that delicate blend of deviant behavior and good intentions has skyrocketed Aussie comic Jim Jefferies to ...
Style: humorous, witty, sincere, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, performer's life, artists and showbiz, society, showbiz, misfit, theater, stand up comedian, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, profanity, stand up special
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, survival, obsessive quest, disorder, in the woods, buddies, filmmaking, escapades, danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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43%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: actor's life, elderly, retirement home, artists and showbiz, friends, retirement home life, filmmaking, hollywood, disorder, silly humor, showbiz, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Love Shack (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family of adult film stars reunites for a memorial porn shoot following the death of legendary producer Mo Saltzman. Along the way, the film's hapless director must contend with dueling divas, bickering couples, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, filmmaking, nothing goes right, actor's life, quibbling, couples, strong sexual content, porn industry, film within a film, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Couch Trip (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: silly humor, disorder, screwball, doctors and patients, mistaken identity, mental illness, mental institution, radio show, media, hidden identity, nothing goes right, clergy ...
Time: 80s
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Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, misfit, desire for fame, rivalry, nothing goes right, ego clash, partners, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
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Brother's Justice (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, film within a film, follow your dream, buddies, partners, actor's life, artists and showbiz, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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