Movies like My Favorite Year

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My Favorite Year (1982)
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My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, nostalgic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: farce, friendship, comeback, fish out of water, showbiz, odd couple, profanity, actor, alcohol abuse, live broadcast, satire, friends, misfit, partners, labor union, artists and showbiz, media, tv show, actor's life, disorder, rehearsal, media satire, television, gangsters, gangster ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: usa, new york, connecticut

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Most similar movies to My Favorite Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and talky films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, life philosophy, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like My Favorite Year: Stardust Memories (1980), I'll Do Anything (1994), Edtv (1999), The TV Set (2006), My Giant (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Style: witty, talky, clever, humorous, mind bending ...
Plot: destiny, existentialism, prince, tennis, actor, backstage, debate, actress, palaces castles and temples, mad, death sentence, cause and meaning ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, denmark, england
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Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, self discovery, performer's life, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, youth, young heroes, single parent, actor's life, family relations, showbiz, hollywood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
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Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, fictional reality show, misfit, human nature, tv show, tv star, love and romance, showbiz, satire, romantic rivalry, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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
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My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, tall man, monastery, artists and showbiz, showbiz, giant, unlikely friendships, destiny, love and romance, actor's life, relationship vs career, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, las vegas, new mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, actor's life, ambition, aging, desire for fame, family life, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, couples, retiring, crimes, city life, old age, apartment building, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz, 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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
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 5.2
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Garbage (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, overnight success, celebrity culture, showbiz, working class, buddies, partners, odd couple, lifestyle, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
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
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, media, workplace, materialism, love affair, media satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, satire, religion, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, touching ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, alcohol, rivalry, show business, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: silent film, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, alcohol abuse, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, buddies, showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, secret past, class differences, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, urban, infidelity, mistaken identity, love triangle, comedy of errors, couple relations, comeback, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, hopes, single parent, redemption, alcohol abuse, family relations, artists and showbiz, misfit, disability, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, love and romance, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, introspection, twentysomething life, lifestyle, buddies, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, dark humor, cynical, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, mistress, screenwriter, money, artists and showbiz, satire, financier, film within a film, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, workplace, workplace situations, disagreement, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, competition, hostility, adultery, car, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
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, filmmaking, transvestism, catastrophe, columnist, disorder, anti conformity, couples, actor's life, goofy hero, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, aging, elderly, dancer's life, self discovery, golden years, dancing, widow, artists and showbiz, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, mentally unstable, misfit, youth, starting over, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, actress, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%