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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: midlife crisis, filmmaking, aging, couple relations, destiny, hollywood, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, down on your luck, showbiz, agent, depression, journalist, career, french, farm, older man younger woman relationship, vegetarian, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, pantyhose, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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 semi serious, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, hollywood and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pickle: The Last Producer (2000), S.O.B. (1981), Mistress (1992), Alex in Wonderland (1970), Celebrity (1998). 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, showbiz, aging, one last chance, dishonesty, betrayal, movie studio, film industry, father in law son in law relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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
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92%
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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: humorous, cynical, dark humor, captivating, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, showbiz, screenwriter, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, hollywood, financier, film producer, film within a film, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: hollywood, vietnam war, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, celebrity culture, hotshot hero, showbiz, political unrest, artists and showbiz, couple relations, drug abuse, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: los angeles, europe, vietnam, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, imaginary character, lifestyle, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, abortion, couples, sexual relations, celebrity culture, hopes, romance, city life, gays and lesbians, love and romance, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace, workplace situations, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: semi serious, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, couples, disorder, midlife crisis, fashion, filmmaking, hollywood, friendship, working undercover, human nature, writer's life, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, semi serious, cynical, talky, humorous ...
Plot: urban, love and romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, romance, dishonesty, couples, cold relationship, introspection, disability, infidelity, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, talky, semi serious
Plot: gender, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, midlife crisis, celebrity culture, fall in love, musician's life, romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, iowa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: offbeat, sexual, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: best friends, rise to the top, desire for fame, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, lifestyle, gender, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
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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, humorous, witty, realistic, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, erection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, actor's life, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: mental institution, filmmaking, infidelity, mental illness, unfulfillment, pregnancy, innocence lost, downfall, couples, dishonesty, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
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The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, mentally unstable, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family life, writer's life, nothing goes right, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
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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, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, americana, lifestyle, small town life, movie business, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: transvestism, celebrity culture, unfulfilled love, filmmaking, self discovery, hollywood, ambition, friends, nightlife, showbiz, social differences, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Two Days (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, introspection, change of heart, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, death wish, direction and purpose, breaking point, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, film industry, actor, actress, television, jazz, midlife crisis, waiter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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50%
All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, actor's life, love and romance, midlife crisis, actress, money, film producer, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: stylized, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, infidelity, estate, mate swapping, couples, nightlife, hollywood, filmmaking ...
Time: 20s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: lottery, gambling, love and romance, down on your luck, crimes, gangsters, hopes, society, introspection, parents and children, gang, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: dark humor, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, american dream, rivalry, danger, crimes, artists and showbiz, media satire, destiny, guru, cable, debt ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, parody, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, media satire, celebrity culture, desire for fame, disorder, ambition, cons and scams, farce, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, france, europe, new york, cannes ...
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, clever, emotional, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, estrangement, screenwriter, struggling actor, family problems, couples, family life, eccentric family, artists and showbiz, love and romance, elderly lovers, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family gatherings, writer's life, siblings relations, family in crisis, elderly lovers, reunion, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, showbiz, actor's life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, young heroes, single parent, youth, self discovery, hollywood, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, talky, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: twentysomething life, introspection, college dropout, lifestyle, dull life, sarcasm, society, life, romance, loneliness, direction and purpose, disgruntled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%