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The Pickle (1993)
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The Pickle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Paul Mazursky (Scenes From a Mall) takes a bite out of Hollywood with a hilarious look at the artistic sell-out. Starring Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon Shelly Winters, Jerry Stiller, Chris Penn, and Ally Sheedy, this merciless comedy exposes the underside of themovie land commercialism with a crisp sense of humor, a knowing edge, and supporting cast boasting the talents of Clotilde Courau, Barry Miller, Little Richard, Spalding Gray, and a host of celebrity cameos. Harry Stone (Aiello) always dreamed of making "The Great American Movie." Instead he made The Pickle - a teenage sci-fi flick about a flying cucumber. Harry just wanted to get out of debt;and now everyone he's ever known, loved and neglected is standing in line for tickets. In the angst-filled hours before the lights go down for the New York premiere, his mother, children, agent, ex-wives and girlfriend lend their support in this high-pressure comedy. Harry has no choice but to pucker up and laugh along.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, midlife crisis, satire, filmmaking, aging, film within a film, couple relations, destiny, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, showbiz, down on your luck, bittersweet, agent, depression, family relations, journalist, career, french, farm, older man younger woman relationship, vegetarian ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, satire, hollywood, love and romance and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pickle: The Last Producer (2000), S.O.B. (1981), Mistress (1992), Celebrity (1998), Alex in Wonderland (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, one last chance, showbiz, betrayal, filmmaking, dishonesty, aging, artists and showbiz, film industry, movie studio, profanity, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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95%
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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: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, anti conformity, disorder, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, goofy hero, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.4
 2K
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, light, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, money, mistress, screenwriter, artists and showbiz, satire, financier, film producer, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 24K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, 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 ⇓
84%
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Alex in Wonderland (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), vietnam war, imaginary kingdom, starting over, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, political unrest, couple relations, small town, small town life, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: italy, vietnam, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, filmmaking, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, abortion, jewish, brooklyn new york city, city life, urban, sexual relations, celebrity culture, couples, hopes, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, clever ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, workplace situations, workplace, disagreement, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, self discovery, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 469
Hit and Runway (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, introspection, human nature, couple relations, hollywood, working undercover, writer's life, fashion, couples, filmmaking, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
Who's the Caboose? (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they discover a young Manhattan comedienne and decide instead to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, terminal illness, nightclub, life is a bitch, comedy club, actor, audition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new york, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 428
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, parody, disorder, desire for fame, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, actor's life, media satire, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, europe, france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, family relations, artists and showbiz, youth, young heroes, single parent, actor's life, parents and children, showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hollywood Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, psychological, emotional, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, romance, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, fall in love, desire for fame, fish out of water, actor, producer, audition, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, emotional, clever ...
Plot: estrangement, midlife crisis, alcohol abuse, hollywood, struggling actor, screenwriter, elderly lovers, parents and children, eccentric family, human nature, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, small town life, americana, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 215
Almost You (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alex and Erica Boyer are a young couple in crisis. Alex, despite his loving wife, beautiful home and high-paying job, feels trapped. When Erica has an accident that leaves her temporarily confined to a wheelchair and requiring the services of a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: introspection, infidelity, couple relations, urban, twentysomething life, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, romance, dishonesty, cold relationship, disability, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 4K
Ellie Parker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, showbiz, actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, erection, actress ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mental institution, infidelity, hollywood, filmmaking, mental illness, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, downfall, dishonesty, human nature, pregnancy, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, celebrity culture, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 3.5
 650
Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: golden years, introspection, redemption, artists and showbiz, actor's life, elderly, aging, hopes, unfulfillment, filmmaking, bittersweet, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Search and Destroy (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
Style: humorous, dark humor, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, american dream, satire, danger, crimes, rivalry, destiny, media satire, guru, artists and showbiz, cable ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 3K
29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: lottery, gangsters, gambling, self discovery, ambition, society, gang, dishonesty, parents and children, introspection, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, society, estrangement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, betrayal, romance, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 1K
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, self discovery, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup, family problems, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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