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Simply Actors (2007)
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Simply Actors (2007)
Original name: 戲王之王
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When undercover cops start losing their lives to drug lords who blame their demise on "poor acting", the Police Force counters by sending Hong Kong's Finest to acting school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic
Plot: undercover, ambition, fish out of water, crimes, misfit, drug dealing, working undercover, follow your dream, fighting crime, disorder, showbiz, silly humor, special agents, teachers and students, secret agents, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, power relations, fight, heist, police, chinese, father son relationship, actress, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, ambition, artists and showbiz, fish out of water, misfit, friends and silly humor mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Simply Actors: Stone & Ed (2008), Unemployed (2008), Love On The Cloud (2014), Protect and Serve (2010), Vulgaria (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stone & Ed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's just another hazy day for STONE and his brother ED until they unwittingly discover they may not be brothers after all! With the help of their techno-savvy neighbors JEFF and PHILLIP GUY, "The Guys," Stone and Ed set out on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, stoners, silly humor, secret agents, drug dealing, chases and races, disorder, conspiracy, working undercover, drug abuse, siblings relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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Unemployed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamal and Dex are two hapless out of work actors who come to terms with reality when they realize they've been pursuing their dreams for over ten years and still haven't booked a single speaking role. When the two run out of cash and face ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, fish out of water, looking for love, unemployment, buddies, unlikely couple, love and romance, actor's life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Love On The Cloud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Romance gets complicated in modern-day Beijing.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, showbiz, couples, romance, best friends, follow your dream, actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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69%
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, lifestyle, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, misfit, goofy hero, sexual relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Protect and Serve (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of bumbling French cops team up to take on the underworld.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: odd couple, fish out of water, partners, misfit, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, heroic mission, crimes, disorder, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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67%
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Vulgaria (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Struggling movie producer To Wai-Cheung (Chapman To) is hardly able to make ends meet, yet his daughter (Fiona Sit) hopes to one day sees him being interviewed on TV. In order to fulfill his daughter's dream, he meets Tyrannosaurus (Ronald ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Plot: showbiz, dark humor, starlet, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, sexual perversion, escapades, porn, woman wears a miniskirt, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
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66%
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The Test (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On the final test of a public tender for federal judge in Rio de Janeiro, the four finalists lawyers come from bizarre way: the gaucho Rogério Carlos (Fábio Porchat) comes surrounded woman dressed transvestites, the São Paulo Rezende (Rodrigo ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, ambition, fish out of water, friends, legal, silly humor, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Holyman Undercover (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Amish man comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, and gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, ambition, society, lifestyle, missionary, actor, fish out of water, nightclub, fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Freebird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Rock and Roll Road Movie Comedy set in Wales
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: gang, on the road, motorcycle chase, nothing goes right, buddies, crimes, drugs/alcohol, disorder, countryside, drug dealing, friends, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
All's Well, Ends Well 2011 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The follow-up to 2009's All's Well Ends Well, with returning stars Louis Koo, Sandra Ng, and Ronald Cheng delivering Lunar New Year period comedy shenanigans for 2010. Angelababy makes a cute appearance in this farce about mistaken ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: battle of the sexes, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, couples, wooing, silly humor, love and romance, computers and web, self discovery, urban, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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57%
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Dirty Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An outrageous cut-rate producer, Charlie LaRue (Christopher Meloni) is about to fulfill his lifelong dream to make a movie about the most offensive, dirtiest jokes ever told.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, filmmaking, buddies, farce, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, media, friends, silly humor, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Stars 80 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Die-hard fans of the 1980s, Vincent and Antoine run a company that supplies doubles of faded stars throughout the whole of France. What starts out as a promising business venture ends up as a calamity when Vincent and Antoine have over forty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, against the odds, showbiz, buddies, escapades, obsessive quest, lifestyle, follow your dream, once promising, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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56%
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Man About Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three pedigree chumps learn that every underdog has its day in this freewheeling Irish comedy. In hock to the tune of £50,000 to a Belfast bookie and saddled with a dopey greyhound that wouldn't run if its backside was on fire, the likely lads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, disorder, bookies, gambling, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: ambition, elderly, comedy of errors, culture clash, fish out of water, showbiz, actor's life, theater, society, one last chance, rehearsal, misfit ...
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52%
The Watermelon Heist (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, light, funny, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Hollywoo (2011)
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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50%
Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, couple relations, culture clash, silly humor, meet the parents, society, village, parents and children, misfit, couples, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
One Day in Europe (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One day in Europe shows stories set in four European countries. All of them involve thievery in some way or the other. The protagonists are strangers in the respective country. For none of them their stay turns out as planned.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, crimes, lifestyle, disorder, performer's life, communication problem, society, dishonesty, travel, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, russia, spain, turkey ...
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48%
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The Sublet (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: WALTER is lonely. He is 71 and has no friends. He lives in a small apartment in Upper West Side in Manhattan and every morning he goes through the same monotonous routine: pills, fiber, canned food, cleaning, TV and the book with all his expenses. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: misfit, lifestyle, life turned upside down, golden years, crimes, social misfits, dull life, disorder, money, unlikely partners, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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48%
Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, overnight success, writer's life, follow your dream, ambition, misfit, couples, friendship, hopes, social misfits, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, couples, performer's life, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stripper Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The owner of a strip club decide to create a stripper academy, where anyone can enter and learn to dance like a pro, but only a few will be selected as strippers.
Style: humorous, sexy, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: bikini girl, fish out of water, workplace, rise to the top, misfit, ambition, disorder, power relations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), wedding, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
Dzhentlmeny, Udachi! (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The remake of famous Russian comedy "Dzhentlmeny udachi" (1971).
Style: funny, semi serious, witty, feel good, tense ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cons and scams, misfit, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, secret agents, petty criminal, chases and races, lookalikes, danger, runaway, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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44%
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Swearnet: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Fed up with being censored in their post-Trailer Park Boys lives, the out of work stars/world-renowned 'swearists', Mike Smith, Robb Wells and John Paul Tremblay decide to start their own uncensored network on the internet.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, media, partners, buddies, hopes, tv show, computers and web, filmmaking, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, disorder, fish out of water, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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44%
Welcome Mr. President! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small mountain village lives a man with a challenging name, Giuseppe Garibaldi (one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland"), but everybody call him with the nickname Peppino. Love fishing, the company of friends, the library ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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42%
My Name Is Fame (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fai, a talented actor who has won the Best New Artist of the Hong Kong Film Awards and always plays leading roles in television, is an arrogant guy who does not cherish the opportunities given to him. As he keeps on criticizing his co-workers, his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, ambition, showbiz, couples, hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, unsupportive coworkers, ex husband ex wife relationship, mentor, stuntman, job interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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42%
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EuroTrapped (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: AmeriQua is the story of a lazy recent graduate, Charlie (Bobby Kennedy), whose rich parents cut him off with a $5000 check and an ultimatum to start a life of independence and responsibility. Instead, he buys a plane ticket to Italy, gets robbed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, sexy
Plot: disorder, fish out of water, misfit, generosity, ultimatum, friends, social relations, student, embassy, italian restaurant, soccer, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy
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40%
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Dr. Cabbie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fish out of water, doctor, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, interracial relations, misfit, buddies, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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40%
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C(r)ook (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer for the Russian Mafia in Vienna wants to retire and write a book about his passion - cooking. The mafia godfather suspects treason.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: dishonesty, ambition, hitman, cooking and food, one last job, follow your dream, hopes, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
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