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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, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, nothing goes right, actor's life, parody, singleness, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, breakup, artists and showbiz, couples, disorder, down on your luck, road not taken, religions or cults, media, misfit, lifestyle, roller coaster
Time: 80s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, parody, media satire and actor's life mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Movers & Shakers: My Breakfast with Blassie (1983), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), The Independent (2000), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Not Another Not Another Movie (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, celebrity culture, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, actor's life, performer's life, restaurant, writer's life, taxi, prank, celebrity culture, hollywood, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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67%
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, not serious, epic, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, road not taken, showbiz, religions or cults, disorder, scout, female nudity, noah's ark, tattoo ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, parody, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, desire for fame, media satire, filmmaking, ambition, lifestyle, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, store, artists and showbiz, hollywood, ghost, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, witty, dark humor, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, parents and children, media satire, artists and showbiz, disorder, showbiz, media, misfit, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston
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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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, actor's life, media satire, ethnic stereotype, black people, showbiz, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, blind ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, media satire, ambition, media, unfulfillment, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: goofy hero, hollywood, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, witty, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, accountant, farce, audition, twins, comedy of errors, movie business, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: nothing goes right, parody, media satire, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, disorder, goofy hero, hostages, mentally challenged, crime gone awry, obsessive quest, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, desire for fame, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, hopes, lifestyle, celebrity, fame
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: comedy of errors, hidden identity, mistaken identity, mental institution, screwball, nothing goes right, disorder, clergy, doctors and patients, mental illness, radio show, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, illinois, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: singleness, breakup, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, urban, romance, hopes, couples, disorder, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Night Patrol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, buddies, filmmaking, hollywood, law enforcement, partners, parody, disorder, friends, absurd humor, flashback, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of comedic short films guaranteed to offend.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, parody, buddies, goofy hero, moon, mad scientist, performer's life, gender bending, media satire, showbiz, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: martial arts, actor's life, contests and competitions, parody, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, tv show, filmmaking, ambition, media ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, media satire, media, disorder, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, chaos, laser, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: not serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: actor's life, strong sexual content, nothing goes right, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, couples, reunion, showbiz, disorder, quibbling, porn industry, implied sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, mad scientist, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, sexual relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, not serious, witty, light, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, buddies, in the woods, obsessive quest, filmmaking, escapades, disorder, survival, danger, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, biting, clever, witty
Plot: hollywood, robbery, lawyer, grocery store, mayor, blue collar, prison guard, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, celebrity culture, canadian, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, elderly lovers, obnoxious boss, looking for sex, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, mime, chase, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, actor's life, stuntman, silent film, buddies, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, clever, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, couple relations, relationship vs career, theater, artists and showbiz, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, media, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: hollywood, martial arts, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, buddies, follow your dream, hopes, partners, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: clever, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, thanksgiving, obsession, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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3 Geezers! (2013)
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
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, golden years, retirement home, prank, retirement home life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, elderly, buddies, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, media satire, suburban life, documentary filmmaking, tv show, suburbs, artists and showbiz, media, society, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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