Movies like The Pickle

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The Pickle
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, witty, realistic, cynical
Plot: actor's life, introspection, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, aging, couples, midlife crisis, couple relations, destiny, down on your luck, lifestyle, mini skirt, panties, white panties, blood pressure, pickle, ego, publicist, manic depression, remorse, career, film within a film, farm ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, couples, love and romance, hollywood, showbiz, lifestyle and filmmaking mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pickle: 10 Items or Less (2006), Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), Alex in Wonderland (1970), Mistress (1992), Echo Park (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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10 Items or Less
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, ...
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Next Stop, Greenwich Village
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.
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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 ...
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Mistress
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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 ...
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Echo Park
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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 ...
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Style: talky, surreal, humorous, clever, witty ...
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Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
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Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Cannes Man
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Country: USA
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Californication
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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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, clever, psychological, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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