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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, biting, realistic, cynical, witty, not serious, funny, satirical, idiotic ...
Plot: ghost, hollywood, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, tv show, actor's life, nothing goes right, disorder, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz, store, death, stupidity, suicide, celebrity, liar, plan, faked death, faking own death, weed, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, 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, actor's life, disorder, media satire and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pauly Shore Is Dead: The Patsy (1964), He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), Real Life (1979), Movers & Shakers (1985), Bowfinger (1999). 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, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, hidden identity, disorder, media, celebrity culture, workplace situations, nothing goes right, media satire, artists and showbiz, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: media satire, nothing goes right, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, goofy hero, media, filmmaking, tv show, ambition, disorder, rich and poor ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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56%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, hopes, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, filmmaking, hollywood, fame, celebrity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media, society, lifestyle, showbiz, family relations, artists and showbiz, media satire, suburban life, nothing goes right, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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51%
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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: offbeat, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, misfit, lifestyle, showbiz, parody, disorder, couples, religions or cults, breakup, media, hollywood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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49%
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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: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: witty, biting, humorous, clever, not serious
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, mayor, grocery store, robbery, blue collar, prison guard, filmmaking, working class, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, movie star, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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45%
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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, clever, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: paparazzi, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, murder, private vs public, false accusation, vengeance, workplace, media, journalism, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: clever, witty, talky, biting, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, pregnancy, teenage life, couples, disorder, network, actor's life, regret, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, sexual, offbeat, sexy, not serious ...
Plot: desire for fame, media satire, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, parody, ambition, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, meeting ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: cynical, witty, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: womanizer, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, film industry, actress, strip club, karate, cinema ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, artists and showbiz, comeback, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: clever, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, performer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, prank, restaurant, filmmaking, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, taxi, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, sexual ...
Plot: hollywood, transvestism, filmmaking, lifestyle, actor's life, anti conformity, office, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, showbiz, disorder, columnist ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, disorder, self discovery, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, actor's life, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, cons and scams, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, not serious, talky, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: celebrity guests, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, comedian, insult, natural disaster, dialogue, destiny, jews, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rivalry, alcohol, show business, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, ibiza, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, disorder, downfall, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, media satire, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, media, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, offbeat, dark humor, not serious ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, serial killer, media, media satire, artists and showbiz, parents and children, nothing goes right, showbiz, misfit, disorder, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: martial arts, ambition, filmmaking, against the odds, rising to stardom, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, tv show, media ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, celebrity culture, misfit partners, obsessive quest, desire for fame, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, musician's life, nothing goes right, hidden identity, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: desire for fame, parody, disorder, buddies, filmmaking, survival, escapades, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, in the woods, media satire, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, actor's life, ego clash, buddies, couples, postmodernism, disorder, director, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of comedic short films guaranteed to offend.
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, looking for sex, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, nothing goes right, media satire, performer's life, disorder, gender bending, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, kentucky, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: cynical, witty, talky, not serious, clever ...
Plot: murder, artists and showbiz, crimes, hollywood, couples, investigation, journalism, media, filmmaking, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, canada, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: offbeat, humorous, not serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: buddies, disorder, partners, clinic, music band, misfit, lifestyle, cooking and food, religions or cults, friends, ego clash, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, not serious, offbeat, witty, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, media satire, nothing goes right, hostages, crimes, mentally challenged, disorder, gender, parody, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, cynical, humorous, not serious
Plot: hollywood, martial arts, artists and showbiz, buddies, partners, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, follow your dream, hopes, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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