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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, realistic, cynical, witty, not serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, ghost, cons and scams, death, faked suicide, hollywood, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, tv show, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, store, stupidity, suicide, celebrity, liar, plan, faked death, faking own death, weed ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, 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, actor's life, disorder, nothing goes right and media satire mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pauly Shore Is Dead: Real Life (1979), He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), Silent Movie (1976), Bowfinger (1999), Movers & Shakers (1985). 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, not serious, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, media, workplace situations, tv show, hidden identity, disorder, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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 life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, tv show, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, society, husband wife relationship, reality tv, showbiz, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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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: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, filmmaking, hopes, showbiz, lifestyle, fame, escapades, society, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: humorous, satirical, absurd, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, parody, filmmaking, actor's life, silent film, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, comeback, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, ambition, comedy of errors, showbiz, lifestyle, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, offbeat, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, down on your luck, celebrity culture, singleness, media satire, road not taken, media, hollywood, religions or cults, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: cynical, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: tv show, rich and poor, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, media satire, goofy hero, desire for fame, media, disorder, hollywood ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, showbiz, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: filmmaking, hollywood, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, film within a film, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, artists and showbiz, misfit, media, nothing goes right, media satire, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, society, misfit, actor's life, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
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 ⇓
46%
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
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, celebrity guests, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, comedian, insult, culture clash, dialogue, destiny, jews, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, couples, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actor's life, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations, rehearsal, nosy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, witty, clever, humorous, biting
Plot: hollywood, robbery, lawyer, mayor, grocery store, blue collar, prison guard, media, filmmaking, working class, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, goofy hero, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, crimes, artists and showbiz, mentally challenged, disorder, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, talky ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, journalism, desire for fame, workplace intrigue, culture clash, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, celebrity culture, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa, canada, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, biting, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: paparazzi, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, vengeance, false accusation, workplace, media satire, celebrity culture, private vs public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, transvestism, filmmaking, office, disorder, columnist, couples, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, showbiz, anti conformity, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, ambition, showbiz, unfulfillment, media satire, media, downfall, disorder, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, celebrity culture, love and romance, obnoxious boss, lifestyle, movie business, film within a film, curses spells and rituals, media ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, witty, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: desire for fame, parody, buddies, in the woods, filmmaking, survival, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, danger, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, atmospheric, not serious, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, ambition, parody, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, media satire, meeting ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, witty, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, actor's life, womanizer, disorder, karate, expose, actress, strip club, film industry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: martial arts, rise and fall, actor's life, showbiz, rising to stardom, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, parody, media, lifestyle, odd couple ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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, witty, funny, satirical, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, parody, stupidity, farce, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, nothing goes right, theater, workplace situations, showbiz, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn star, rising to stardom, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, misfit, showbiz, fish out of water, goofy hero, disorder, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, misfit partners, filmmaking, transvestism, hidden identity, transsexual, showbiz, gender, desire for fame, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, cynical, humorous, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media satire, infidelity, vengeance, family problems, social decay, dishonesty, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%