Movies like Dying of Laughter

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Dying of Laughter (1999)
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Dying of Laughter (1999)
Original name: Muertos de risa
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, offbeat, captivating, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: friends, nightclub, artists and showbiz, buddies, rise to the top, actor's life, reunion, media satire, workplace situations, backstage, comedian, christmas, sex, female nudity, betrayal, male nudity, dead, insanity, paranoia, television, murder, jail, new year's eve, killing an animal, death of mother ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and biting films with plots about artists and showbiz, satire, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, media satire and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Dying of Laughter: Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), Breast Men (1997), The Late Shift (1996), Holy Flying Circus (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, fighting the system, nothing goes right, partners, rivalry, contests and competitions, friends, disorder, workplace situations, underdog, buddies, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Breast Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: We follow the two Texas doctors who invented the modern breast implant and its surgical procedure. However, when success and money come their way, they split up and follow different paths. One becomes the surgeon of the everyday woman while the ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: plastic surgery, stripper, doctors and patients, couple relations, unfulfillment, rise and fall, love and romance, intern, couples, power relations, lawsuit, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, media, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, late night, media satire, television show, television, talk show host ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, religions or cults, clergy, society, artists and showbiz, friends, debate, religion, parody, censorship, ignorance, television ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain
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65%
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
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The Terrace (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, friends, couples, infidelity, love affair, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, human nature, road not taken, suburbs, murder, disorder, family relations, couples, satire, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Icelandic drama about two remote road-workers.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, friends, workplace situations, buddies, adventure, couples, bittersweet, painting
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iceland
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, ego clash, rise to the top, romance, actor's life, youth, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
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Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, mistress, screenwriter, money, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, film producer, financier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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50%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, couples, bittersweet, office, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, goofy hero ...
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47%
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, friends, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment, crowbar, irishman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hits (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: fame, talent, society, celebrity culture, media satire, delusion, teenager, computers and web, viral video, small town, youtube, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
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Auntie Danielle (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, family life, family problems, uninvited guest, family relations, society, golden years, master and servant, suburbs, parents and children, eccentric family, suburban life ...
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Place: greece, paris france
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Celebrity (1998)
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: witty, cynical, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, buddies, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, filmmaking, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christian Taylor, a writer on hit TV series Six Feet Under, is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's sacked, though he doesn't know they've overheard the firing. They follow him to Las Vegas, where he is ostensibly ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, showbiz, actor's life, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, silly humor, filmmaking, starting over, workplace, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative, suspense, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, feminism, couples, satire, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, profanity, performer's life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, pornography, opposites attract, filmmaking, couples, terrorism, political unrest, village life, media satire, celebrity culture, obsession, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, asia, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, network, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Eating (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At a spacious house in Los Angeles, Helene is turning 40-years old and her friends whom include French filmmaker Martine, house guest Sophie, and Lydia throw her a party. But also there is Kate a friend turning 30, and Sadie a Hollywood film agent ...
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gender, artists and showbiz, couples, thirtysomething life, friends, reunion, feminism, friendship, nightlife, strong female presence, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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FM (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, radio, radio station, late for work, radio show, rock, workplace situations, workplace romance, rebellion, music band, media satire, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fish in a Barrel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, rivalry, betrayal, law enforcement, crimes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, disorder, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, diamond ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%