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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
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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 dead famous comedian appears who tells Pauly to kill himself cause he'll go down as a comedic genius who died before his time. Pauly then fakes his own death, and the media goes crazy. Celebrities are talking about him on MTV and girls are fighting over him on Jerry Springer. It's everything that he wanted...his plan worked. A week or so later the LAPD is tipped off about his whereabouts and they break down the door of the seedy motel room that he's hiding out in and throw him in LA County's celebrity wing.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, witty, biting, cynical, funny, satirical, idiotic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, store, hollywood, artists and showbiz, ghost, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire, tv show, disorder, death, lifestyle, stupidity, suicide, celebrity, plan, liar, faking own death, weed, parody, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa, california

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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, disorder, actor's life, nothing goes right and parody mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pauly Shore Is Dead: Real Life (1979), The Patsy (1964), He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), Movers & Shakers (1985), The Independent (2000). 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: 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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95%
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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, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
48%
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, 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 ⇓
48%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, hollywood, parody, actor's life, singleness, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, breakup, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, semi serious, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, tv show, pregnancy, audition, nothing goes right, media satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couple relations, teenage life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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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, mayor, grocery store, lawyer, robbery, blue collar, prison guard, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, journalism, vengeance, celebrity culture, false accusation, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 61K
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, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: actor's life, celebrity guests, celebrity culture, comedian, insult, showbiz, artists and showbiz, natural disaster, dialogue, destiny, jews, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Just for the Record (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A year after the collapse of a low-budget British rom-com, documentary maker Andy Wiseman sets out to find out what went wrong. He speaks to the producer, Nicholas Johnson, an alcoholic whose office is a lap-dancing club, the writer, Flynn Beatty, ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, womanizer, film industry, expose, karate, cinema, strip club ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, mistaken identity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, disorder, actor's life, twins, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: culture clash, actor's life, politics, religions or cults, nothing goes right, society, islam, religion, stand up comedian, comedian, indians, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: clever, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, actor's life, showbiz, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, couples, disorder, columnist, pornography ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: not serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
33%
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, postmodernism, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, actor, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, ego clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, offbeat
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 ⇓
33%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, parody, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, desire for fame, media satire, filmmaking, ambition, lifestyle, cotton candy ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: tv show, nothing goes right, battle of the sexes, celebrity culture, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, love and romance, media, partners, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
31%
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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: not serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
30%
 6.1
 1K
Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
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, not serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: buddies, clinic, music band, cafe, musician's life, social misfits, desire for fame, friendship, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless ...
Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: murder, actor's life, journalism, hollywood, couple relations, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, tv show, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, canada, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.2
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Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, dysfunctional family, media, society, disorder, suburbs, vengeance, infidelity, sexual relations, media satire, social decay, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, offbeat, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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