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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: filmmaking, aging, midlife crisis, actor's life, introspection, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, destiny, down on your luck, lifestyle, agent, depression, journalist, career, french, older man younger woman relationship, vegetarian, ex husband ex wife relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, regret, father son relationship, flashback ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, love and romance, couples, filmmaking, hollywood and actor's life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pickle: The Last Producer (2000), S.O.B. (1981), Alex in Wonderland (1970), Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), Mistress (1992). 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, betrayal, aging, dishonesty, one last chance, movie studio, film industry, father in law son in law relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: 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 ⇓
87%
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: surreal, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, vietnam war, couple relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, small town, couples, hotshot hero, starting over, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, vietnam, italy, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, jewish, actor's life, urban, girlfriend, mother, apartment, couples, romance, city life, gays and lesbians, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: semi serious, talky, humorous, biting, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, money, mistress, writing, screenwriter, filmmaking, media satire, hollywood, artists and showbiz, writer's life, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: weekend, filmmaking, showbiz, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, postmodernism, introspection, violinist, movie business, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, overdose, actor's life, drug abuse, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, nothing goes right, actor's life, gays and lesbians, unlikely couple, human nature, introspection, couple relations, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, gender, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Almost You (1985)
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: biting, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, urban, troubled marriage, midlife crisis, adultery, nurse, wall street, twentysomething life, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, humorous, talky, realistic, witty
Plot: actor's life, musician's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, fish out of water, romance, gender bending, bus, midlife crisis, mistaken identity, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, iowa, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace situations, filmmaking, love and romance, media, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, actor's life, rising to stardom, self discovery, hollywood, romance, friendship, urban, social differences, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 22K
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: cynical, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, urban, celebrity culture, reporter, spectacle, ambition, artists and showbiz, media satire, showbiz, love and romance, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: mental institution, actress, mental illness, infidelity, filmmaking, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, mental breakdown, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
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: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous
Plot: gambling, lottery, self discovery, parents and children, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, family relations, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, movie star, job interview, introspection, self discovery, shopping, research, friends, on the road, consumerism, hollywood, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, destiny, media satire, artists and showbiz, guru, cable, american dream, business, debt
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 405
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, farce, actor's life, desire for fame, movie business, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: actor, unsuccessful, single parent, hollywood, parents and children, parent child relationship, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, actor's life, young heroes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: screenwriter, struggling actor, estrangement, midlife crisis, family life, elderly lovers, hollywood, golden years, single parent, parents and children, suburbs, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, midlife crisis, agent, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, divorce, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 436
The Wild Party (1975)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, an aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, sexual relations, estate, celebrity culture, nightlife, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, gays and lesbians, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: 20s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, starting over, crumbling marriage, introspection, break-up, abstract art, female friendship, psychiatrist, art gallery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 5K
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 ⇓
42%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family life, hollywood, actor's life, estate, dysfunctional family, elderly lovers, writer's life, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 2K
Free Samples (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she finds herself stuck running an ice cream truck fending ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: college dropout, twentysomething life, introspection, dull life, disgruntled, direction and purpose, lifestyle, intervention, urination, pregnancy, old woman, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 1K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, strong sexual content, celebrity culture, one day, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, music band ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family business, crumbling marriage, human nature, countryside, couple relations, bank, parents and children, siblings relations, restaurant, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 555
Echo Park (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everybody is somebody else. May, a single mother who delivers strip-O-grams, dreams of being an actress. She rents one of her rooms out to a pizza-man cum songwriter named Jonathan. Meanwhile, in the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, stripper, dream, actress, single parent, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, bar, desire for fame, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, california, europe, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: semi serious, talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, actor's life, blind ambition, romance, desire for fame, follow your dream, alcohol abuse, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%