Movies like Pauly Shore Is Dead

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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, satirical, absurd, surreal, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, ghost, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, faked suicide, fake suicide, hollywood, store, tv show, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, stupidity, suicide, celebrity, liar, faked death, faking own death, plan ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, satire, actor's life, lifestyle and hollywood mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pauly Shore Is Dead: Nobody Knows Anything! (2003), Real Life (1979), He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), Bowfinger (1999), Dead Tired (1994). 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: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, media, lifestyle, actor's life, hidden identity, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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95%
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: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, light ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, media satire, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, actor's life, satire, lifestyle, grocery store, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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68%
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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, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, filmmaking, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: atmospheric, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, parody, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hollywood, media satire, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
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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, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, nothing goes right, ambition, lifestyle, comedy of errors, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: disorder, twins, self discovery, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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51%
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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: parody, hollywood, farce, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, alcohol abuse, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
⇓ 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: witty, offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, satire, media, misfit, actor's life, parody, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, breakup, couples, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, dark humor, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, misfit, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, film producer, fictional biography, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, cynical, semi serious, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, paparazzi, filmmaking, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, society, vengeance, journalism, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, network, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, funny, talky ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, society, satire, stand up comedian, celebrity, live performance, monologue, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: europe, england, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, nosy, actor's life, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, disorder, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: witty, humorous, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, journalism, desire for fame, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, workplace intrigue, tv show, culture clash, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa, canada, toronto ontario canada, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, funny, absurd, talky, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, celebrity guests, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, comedian, insult, culture clash, dialogue, profanity, destiny, jews ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, witty, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: messenger, fish out of water, showbiz, celebrity culture, tv show, rich and poor, hollywood, media satire, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, ironic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, blind ambition, downfall, ambition, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, cynical, realistic, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, film within a film, buddies, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, partners, actor's life, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Britney, Baby, One More Time (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France, Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Dude Schmitz, an independent filmmaker, attempting to secure funds for his second feature, blows an opportunity at what promises to be a lucrative interview with pop sensation Britney Spears. Dejected, Schmitz discovers Robert Stephens, a young, gay ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, desire for fame, hidden identity, on the road, filmmaking, teenage life, showbiz, musician's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 488
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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kathy Griffin's all new feature-length stand-up DVD featuring the D-List Diva herself destroying the A-list stars we know and love.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: lifestyle, workplace, showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, television show, tv show, women's rights, comedian, interview, celebrity, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, film within a film, actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, martial arts, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 75K
Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are backā€¦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, not serious, cynical ...
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, italy, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 1K
Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor, actress, film industry, jazz, television, midlife crisis, film history ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, desire for fame, ego clash, partners, nothing goes right, rivalry, misfit, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, entertaining, light ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, filmmaking, in the woods, disorder, buddies, escapades, survival, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%